Nomination Deadline — October 20th - 5:00 p.m.
Recognition Event — November 15th
Publication Date — November 16th
The Bucks County Herald invites the public to nominate lawyers who are members of the Bucks County Bar Association. Nominate an individual by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page. There is no limit to the number of people who can be nominated by one individual, and one individual can be nominated for more than one recognition. However, each nomination requires a separate form.
Lawyers will be recognized for their achievements in the following categories:
Pro Bono Heroes (three)
Lawyers who have done extraordinary pro bono work— measured by hours of work, impact and outcomes.
Note: At least one out of the three individuals selected will be a sole practitioner.
Great Mentors (three)
Lawyers who, through mentorship, have made a profound impact on the individual/s mentored.
Note: Those mentored do not have to be lawyers.
Community Champion of Champions
An exceptional lawyer who volunteers his or her time to help others in the community.
Note: The emphasis for this recognition is on non-legal, volunteer work performed on behalf of a community organization/s.
Rising Stars (three)
Lawyers with fewer than five years of practice who demonstrate exceptional integrity, legal acumen, and commitment to the betterment of the legal profession.
Note: At least one of the three rising stars selected will be associated with a firm of five or fewer attorneys.
A female attorney who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, integrity, and commitment towards the advancement of women.
Note: The ‘advancement of women’ could be the advancement of women within or outside of the legal profession.
Lawyers with Cool 2nd Gigs (three)
Musicians, artists, actors, authors, Olympic bobsledders, rapid translators, stunt doubles, etc.
Most Family-Friendly Firm
A law firm of any size that exemplifies family-friendly employment practices.
A lawyer who excels at achieving results through mediation and/or arbitration—not litigation.
A lawyer who, through scholarship and intellectual firepower, has made an impact on the practice of law.
Most likely to argue before the Supreme Court
Lawyers who have either argued before the Supreme Court and/or would be most likely to do so in the next few years.
Most Likely to be on CNN
A lawyer the mainstream media seek out for expertise and commentary.
Note: The lawyer does not have to have appeared on CNN — but if he/she did it would not be a surprise.
Click on the button below to complete a nomination form on-line.
Overview of Lawyers Among Us: A Special Publication
The Bucks County Herald (“The Herald”), in partnership with the Bucks County Bar Association (“BCBA”) will publish a special section of The Herald called “Lawyers Among Us: Advocates. Champions. Neighbors.” Distributed in print and on-line to over 125,000 Herald readers and 1000+ members and supporters of the Bucks County Bar Association, Lawyers Among Us will be published for the first time on November 16, 2017.
The purpose of Lawyers Among Us is to shine a light on extraordinary members of Bucks County’s Bar and their unique contributions towards making our community and world a better place. It will be written and presented in a manner than is accessible and enjoyable read for those who live, work and play in The Herald’s coverage area of Bucks, Hunterdon and surrounding counties.
The Special Recognitions in Lawyers Among Us
Lawyers Among Us will highlight the accomplishments and capabilities of several dozen outstanding lawyers and firms. Within the issue there will be special recognitions and photographs of 18 lawyers, plus one firm, who are nominated by the general public and selected by a special panel.
Who Can Nominate and Be Nominated
Anyone at all can nominate a lawyer for recognition. However, only Bucks County Bar Association members in good standing will be considered. Nominators are encouraged to make sure that nominees are current members of the BCBA before submitting the nomination.
There is no limit to the number of people who can be nominated by one individual, and one individual can be nominated for more than one recognition. However, each nomination requires a separate form.
Self-nominations will be accepted but nominations by others are preferred.
The Selection Panel
Nominations will be reviewed and selected by a panel comprised of the senior editors and publisher of the Bucks County Herald and distinguished members of Bucks County’s legal community.
Use of Materials Submitted
All nomination material will remain confidential with the following exceptions: When a nominee is selected for recognition, the information about the nominee’s activities that was provided by the nominator may be published in Lawyers Among Us and used in public relations materials produced in connection with the issue and recognition-related events and communications.
Deadlines and Dates
Nominations must be received by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, October 20.
Notifications of those selected for recognition will be made on October 30. Neither nominators nor nominees who were not selected will be notified.
Photographs of those selected for recognition will take place during the week of November 6 (for the November 16th issue).
A special recognition event, co-hosted by The Herald and the BCBA, will take place on Wednesday, November 15th, the night before Lawyers Among Us is distributed to the public.
Please contact Joe Wingert at 215-794-1096, ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to Advertise in Lawyers Among Us?
Contact Joe Wingert at 215-794-1096, ext. 120 or email@example.com for special rates and information. Bar Association members receive a 10% discount and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the BCBA’s pro bono fund.
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