NCBJ 2018 Public Outreach Award – Nomination Deadline: August 1, 2018

This is a notice about the new NCBJ Public Outreach Award from the NCBJ Public Outreach Committee.

Bankruptcy Judges and courts routinely engage in important public outreach efforts. Those efforts include organization of and anticipation with financial literacy classes, pro bono assistance projects, Constitution Day events, immigration ceremonies, bankruptcy law education for state court judges and civics education programs. To increase judges’ awareness of those efforts and honor individual bankruptcy judges and courts for outstanding work, the NCBJ has established a new annual award.

The NCBJ Public Outreach Award will recognize public outreach achievements of individual NCBJ members and bankruptcy courts. The award recipient s will be selected by the Public Outreach Committee based on nominations received from NCBJ members. Qualifying public outreach activities and programs include those related to community service, civics or court system education, and bankruptcy or financial education. Among the considerations for this award are:

• The extent to which the nominee’s public outreach activities have had a significant impact in the community

• The extent to which the nominee’s public outreach activities involved, increased the profile of, or affected the bankruptcy courts

• The extent to which the nominee’s public outreach activities involved, increased the profile of, or affected the federal courts generally

• The extent to which the nominee’s public outreach activities demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism and community service

Nominations should describe the nominee’s public outreach activities and explain why the nominee deserves to receive the NCBJ Public Outreach Award, addressing the above factors specifically and including any other factors that demonstrate why the nominee deserves to receive the award. Nominations should also include any recognition the nominee has received from the community and/or the media and may include copies of relevantarticles or photos. Descriptions should be detailed enough to give the Public Outreach Committee an accurate picture of the nominee’s community outreach activities.

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Deadline for Entries and Presentation of Award.</blockquote> All submissions must be sent electronically to NCBJ.Public.Outreach@gmail.comon or before August 1, 2018. The award will be given at the Annual Meeting. Contact any member of the Public Outreach Committee with questions.