Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award

2018 Award Nominations Submissions are CLOSED.

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 non-profit legal services field. The award acknowledges exceptional leadership, dedication and accomplishment, and is accompanied by a $2,500 prize.

More about the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award

The Bar Foundation Award is presented annually, representing the best in legal services for those struggling with poverty, abuse, and discrimination. This important and prestigious honor is a proud part of the legal community’s commitment to promoting access to justice, as embodied by the mission of the Foundation and its work in support of legal assistance.

2018 marks the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award. The award is officially presented by the Bar Foundation during the annual event. 

2017 Award Recipient: Ayodele Gansallo, HIAS PA

Recent Past Recipients