The Loren Miller Legal Services Award, named after the late Loren Miller, an African American lawyer and judge who was a leader in the civil rights movement, was established in 1977 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the State Bar of California. It is considered a lifetime achievement award and is given annually to a lawyer admitted to practice in California who has demonstrated long-term commitment to legal services and who has personally done significant work in extending legal services to the poor. Previous award recipients include the staff of legal services organizations such as directors of litigation, executive directors and private bar attorneys.

We encourage you to concisely share relevant details about your nominee. Based on the criteria below, please tell us why you feel they are special and would be an outstanding recipient of the Loren Miller Legal Services Award. While you are invited to attach relevant documents, the awards committee will base its decision primarily on the information provided on this nomination form.

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Award Criteria

Nominee must be a member of the State Bar of California. General criteria to be used in the selection of the award recipient include one or more of the following:
  • Demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services
  • Community organizing to increase access to the legal system
  • Performance of legal services with a demonstrated long-term commitment to providing legal services
  • Successful precedent-setting litigation which benefited the poor
  • Successful local, state and/or national legislative advocacy on behalf of under-represented persons

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