Pro Bono Service Awards
Each year, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar honor and recognize lawyers, groups and members of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in ensuring access to justice for those who otherwise could not afford it.
The 2020 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at the Florida Supreme Court. Read about it in The Florida Bar News.
Honorees for the annual pro bono awards can be nominated by legal aid groups, fellow lawyers or anyone else who knows of exceptional pro bono service provided by a lawyer, judge, voluntary bar or law firm. For circuit awards, honorees are recommended by circuit committees and approved by The Florida Bar president. A committee of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of The Florida Bar chooses the YLD honoree. The Chief Justice’s Pro Bono Advisory Committee recommends the remaining honorees to the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, who makes the final decision.
Nomination forms for the 2021 Pro Bono Service Awards will be posted at the beginning of September, 2020. Nominations are typically due at the end of October.