Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award

Now accepting nominations for the 2021 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award!

Nominations for the 2021 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award are now open!

Please submit your nominations for outstanding Philadelphia public interest attorneys by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 17. 2021 Award Recipients will be honored at the Bar Foundation's Access to Justice Event in the Fall.

2021 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award Nomination Form

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award, originally established by the Apothaker family to honor Louis D. Apothaker, recognizes a public interest attorney who is dedicating his or her life to equal access to justice by working in the nonprofit legal services field. The award acknowledges exceptional leadership, dedication and accomplishment, and is accompanied by a $2,500 prize.

This important and prestigious honor is presented annually to an individual who represents the legal community’s commitment to promoting equal access to justice, and embodies the mission of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and its work in support of civil legal aid in Philadelphia.

Recent Past Recipients