Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award

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.

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.

2017 marks the thirty-eighth anniversary of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award. The award is officially presented at the annual Access to Justice Benefit of the Bar Foundation in November.

2016 Award Recipient: Marsha Cohen, Homeless Advocacy Project

Recent Past Recipients