Providing free legal services to indigent clients is one of the most redeeming qualities of the legal profession. All year long clients in need, who otherwise wouldn’t receive legal aid, benefit from pro bono legal work.

These honorable volunteer activities aren’t always recognized. Some attorneys prefer to do the work without fanfare. Still, the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards is a way to help spotlight the exceptional work done by those in the legal profession.

If you know of someone who did exceptional pro bono legal work in 2012, Super Lawyers wants to hear about them.

Super Lawyers is now accepting nominations for its 2012 Pro Bono Awards.

These annual awards honor attorneys, law firms, individual law students, law schools or other legal institutions, who volunteered legal services to the poor, the vulnerable and the exploited.

Each year, Super Lawyers hears many inspiring stories, including death row legal representation, aid to the poverty stricken peoples here and abroad, and other admirable accomplishments. So, if you know a legal professional, organization, or law student who deserves to be recognized for their pro bono services, please let Super Lawyers know.

Recipients will receive a monetary award, as well as editorial coverage in an edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, the Super Lawyers blog and on the Super Lawyers website. Anyone can submit a nomination.

The nomination period for the award is now open and will continue through October 31, 2012. Award recipients will be announced in January, 2013. To learn more about the award or submit a nomination, please click here.

[Note: Super Lawyers is owned by Thomson Reuters, which also owns FindLaw.]

— Mary Williams, Director, Marketing and Product, Super Lawyers
with Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team

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