I am delighted to announce that Legal Aid’s Executive Director, Eric Angel, will be the recipient of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s 2012 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award! This prestigious national award honors individuals who "have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all." Recipients are selected based on fulfilling one or more criteria of the following:
- provided sustained, exceptional direct representation of poor, disenfranchised or other under-represented individuals or groups;
- created new or expanded means of access to the legal system for these individuals or groups; or
- provided representation in one or more cases that resulted in significant changes in statutory or case law to benefit these individuals or groups.
The Section of Litigation will present the 2012 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award during its Section Annual Conference, April 18–20, 2012 at the JW Marriott Washington in Washington, D.C.
Please join me in congratulating Eric on this well-deserved recognition! All of us on the staff and board of Legal Aid are so very proud of and excited for him.