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  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award Nomination

    Four Awards Presented Annually

    Four awards shall be given annually, and anyone may nominate a candidate. The awards shall be given to an attorney or law firm that practices in the following geographic regions: one award in the St. Louis metropolitan area, one award in the Kansas City metropolitan area and two awards in the out-state area. Nominations are now closed for 2017. 

    Purpose of Awards

    The purpose of these awards is to give recognize and appreciate attorneys or law firms who demonstrate exemplary service to needy persons and to encourage all attorneys to imitate their example.

    Criteria for Nomination

    • The recipient may be an individual attorney or a law firm.
    • A significant part of the service must occur during the past year
    • The service must be provided without compensation to the attorney except for reimbursement of actual expenses.
    •  A significant part of the service must be rendered directly to low-income persons (under 200% of federal poverty level) or to a public or tax-exempt nonprofit organization which directly serves low-income individuals.
    • The recipient must not have previously received the award within the prior five years. (List of Past Recipients)
    • The attorney must be a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar.


    Criteria for Selection

    • Demonstrate exemplary service to low-income individuals who need legal assistance consistent with the profession’s traditions and ethical code.
    • Practice in the geographic area for which the award is given.