The selection committee for the Coburn Award is seeking nominations for Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Honorable H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award. This award was created in 1995. The Committee is hoping to honor an attorney whose noble work and honorable efforts in service to the community will serve as an inspiration to others in the legal profession.
--Current member of the Missouri Bar practicing in the Jackson County area.
--Demonstrated, in the spirit of Legal Aid, outstanding service to advancing the administration of justice on behalf of low-income people in the Jackson County area.
--Outstanding service to the community with a particular emphasis on volunteer activity and leadership, other than work directly for bar associations (pro bono case work on behalf of low-income people that is done through a bar association may be considered).
The nomination form, along with appropriate supporting materials can be found at Legal Aid’s website, which is www.lawmo.org. It can also be obtained from contacting Cynthia Rountree at (816)474-1413 x267. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 by The Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr., Chair, The Coburn Community Service Award Committee, c/o Legal Aid of Western Missouri, 1125 Grand Avenue, Suite 1900, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106. Applications may also be submitted on-line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be directed by e-mail to Cynthia Rountree at email@example.com.
Deadline for nominations to be received by Legal Aid is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday October 7, 2010.