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Graphic: 2022 Awards Ceremony award recipient

Our annual awards ceremony gives us a chance to recognize the outstanding contributions of lawyers who perform pro bono and public-interest work.

We will celebrate our Award Recipients on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 6:30 pm at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). We are thrilled to honor these award recipients:

Presidents Award for Public Service
Karen Newton Cole
Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Government Pro Bono Award
Tracy Suhr
U.S. Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration

Law Firm Award
Latham & Watkins LLP

Legal Services Award
Kristin Eliason
Network for Victim Recovery DC

We are looking forward to celebrating together. RSVP here. Then share your congratulations on social media using #Awards22.

SILENT AUCTION! You can also support our mission of ensuring our justice system treats everyone fairly, regardless of money, position, or power through our silent auction. Bidding is open now and closes on Friday, December 2nd. We are exceedingly excited about the incredible auction items available! We hope you will Bid Early and Often!

Thank you to all of our Awards Ceremony Sponsors
Your support makes sure we can continue our mission of ensuring that our legal system treats everyone fairly, regardless of money, position, or power


Arnold & Porter
Compass Lexecon
Kirkland & Ellis


Latham & Watkins


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Covington & Burling
DLA Piper
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson
Hogan Lovells
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Sidley Austin
Steptoe Foundation
TM Financial Forensics
Zuckerman Spaeder


Alix Partners
ArentFox Schiff
Cleary Gottlieb
Crowell & Moring
Relman Colfax

Sponsors help make our work possible. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact our Executive Director, Christina Jackson, at or 202.451.8129.

Past Award Winners

Past Winners – By Year

Past Winners – Presidents Award for Public Service

Past Winners – Government Pro Bono Award

Past Winners – Legal Services Award

Past Winners – Law Firm Award

Past Winners – Other Awards

More on our past Awards Ceremonies

2021 Awards Ceremony

50th Anniversary Celebration video
Attorney General Karl Racine remarks video
Photo Album

2020 Awards Ceremony

Video Introduction of Paul Smith, Recipient of the 2020 Presidents Award for Public Service
Photo Album

2019 Awards Ceremony

Photo Album

2018 Awards Ceremony

Photo Album

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