Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award

Nominations for the 2020 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award close June 1, 2020.

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.

Nominations for the 2020 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award are now open!

The nomination form can be found at the bottom of this page.

A brief narrative supporting the nomination is required. Additional materials are encouraged.

All materials must be received at the Philadelphia Bar Foundation by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 1, 2020. Nominations may be sent by email to [email protected] with “2020 Award Nomination” as the subject, or by mail to: Philadelphia Bar Foundation - Awards Committee, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

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