DuPage County Bar Association Seeks Nominations for Liberty Bell Award
DCBA Announcement (Thursday, March 01, 2012)
For immediate release
- Colleen McLaughlin, DCBA President
Presented annually to a non-attorney for service to the law and legal community
Wheaton, Illinois -- As part of the celebration of Law Day, the DuPage County Bar Association is seeking nominations for its Liberty Bell Award, presented annually to a non-lawyer individual who has served the legal community in a significant way.
Law Day has been celebrated every May 1 since 1958. The event provides an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the value of their liberties and the ideals of equality and justice under
law. Law Day 2012's theme is No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom. Events will underscore the importance of the American court system and its role in ensuring access to justice.
The DuPage County Bar Association seeks individual nominees for the Liberty Bell Award who have devoted substantial time and effort toward attaining and maintaining justice in these areas:
1) Promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights;
2) Encouraging greater respect for law and the courts;
3) Stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights;
4) Contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and
5) Fostering better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
Nominations should include the name, address and phone number of the individual and a letter citing the reasons for the nomination, plus a brief summary of the nominee's qualifications for the award. Nominations must be received by March 30, 2012 and should be forwarded to: Liz Whitney, DuPage County Bar Association, 126 S. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.
The award will be presented at the Law Day Luncheon on May 3, 2012. Last year's award was presented to Edna (Eddie) Wollenberg, former Executive Director of the DuPage County Bar Association. Other recent recipients include Laurie Bullock of Safe Harbor and Sheila Murphy-Russell of the DuPage Family Center.
About the DCBA The DuPage County Bar Association, founded in 1879, represents over 2,200 member attorneys dedicated to advancing the practice of law and promoting the legal profession through community service and education.
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