February 21, 2014

Nominations Open for Elam Pro Bono Award

Your input is requested in identifying candidates for the 2013 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award, to be presented by Chief Justice O’Connor at the OSBA annual meeting luncheon in Columbus on May 1.

The award recognizes a lawyer’s exceptional pro bono legal work in the State of Ohio, that may consist of pro bono representation necessary to make the system of justice available to all, support to organizations that provide pro bono representation to indigent clients, or time and skills donated to community, governmental and other activities that promote the common good.

The award recipient will receive recognition at the OSBA annual meeting and will be able to designate a 501(c)(3) organization to receive a $5,000 grant from the Award Fund at the Columbus Bar Foundation.

Nominations for the award can be made by email or letter to the Award Selection Committee Chair, Norton R. Webster, nrwebster@vorys.com, 52 East Gay Street, P.O. Box 1008, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1008. The deadline for submission is April 5. Nominations should include a brief description of the qualifications of the nominee for the award, as well as contact information for the nominee and/or nominator.