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09/16/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

Phone: 215-238-6346


Brennan, PNC Achievement Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Annual Meeting on Dec. 10.

The award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service. Any member of the state or federal bench, whether active or retired, who has made a significant, positive impact on the quality or administration of justice in Philadelphia is eligible for consideration. Examples of accomplishments worthy of nomination include innovations in court administration, implementation of pioneering case management techniques, assumption of a leadership role in areas affecting the administration of justice, publication of a significant opinion, article, or other scholarly work, or the like.

Nominations for the Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award should be forwarded to: Brennan Award, Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or to dpetit@philabar.org. All nominations should include the full name, address and telephone number of both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination, a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and any pertinent supporting material the committee should consider.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 PNC Achievement Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth information and reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this award.

Nominations should be sent to Dawn Petit via email at dpetit@philabar.org or by mailing to: Philadelphia Bar Association, c/o PNC Achievement Award Committee, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The criteria for the award are:

  • Significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice (preferably in Philadelphia);
  • The absence of prior recognition for this work by the Philadelphia Bar Association;
  • Distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time or a single outstanding achievement in a particular year. (The fact that this single achievement may have occurred some years ago is not material so long as it has not been recognized.);
  • The accomplishment must arise from voluntary activities rather than for service rendered as a paid professional; and
  • It is preferred that the recipient be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association not now in public office or directly involved with court operations or any other public service activity.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, Oct. 14.

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