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2017 MIAMI VALLEY ACCESS TO JUSTICE AWARDS NOMINATION

Individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Miami Valley will be recognized for providing extraordinary assistance to low-income and disadvantaged people in our community by helping them to gain access to justice and secure stability in their lives. Nominees may be an attorney or other advocate who has demonstrated concern and dedication to assisting individuals in need.

Honorees will be selected for the following: Lloyd O'Hara Public Interest Law Award that recognizes attorneys; Patricia Rousseau Community Advocacy Award for activism; and Community Impact Award for long-term enhancements for low-income area residents. (All nominees must reside in the Miami Valley and may not be employed by ABLE, GDVLP and LAWO.)

The awards will be presented at the Access to Justice Awards Celebration! to be held Thursday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center. The event is presented by Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. (GDVLP) and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families facing foreclosures, domestic violence, elder abuse, disability, public benefits and consumer issues, foreclosures, and immigration concerns.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 1, 2017.

A selection committee, comprised of community representatives, will choose the honorees. If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Karla Garrett Harshaw at (937) 535-4432.

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NOMINEE NAME:
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Describe the reasons for your nomination. (Essay or list, 700 words or less.)

Attachments may be included at the bottom of this form.

SELECT AWARD:

Please complete the appropriate section below for the award chosen.


Lloyd O'Hara Award

  • Describe how the nominee has represented minority, disabled or disadvantaged clients;
  • Describe how the nominee has made a significant or lasting benefit to clients represented;
  • Describe the urgency, difficulty and impact of the work provided.

Patricia Rousseau Community Advocacy Award

  • Describe the grassroots organizing, public education or community advocacy performed by the individual or organization you are nominating;
  • How does this work benefit low-income, disadvantaged people or communities?

Community Impact Award

  • Describe the types of improvements this individual, organization, business or government has made in the lives of low-income people;
  • How has this work improved the economic, educational and/or living conditions and opportunities for low-income or minority communities?

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