Social media is abuzz with the news that our friends at the National Self-Represented Litigants Project have been nominated for a prestigious award. the NSRLP’s new National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs has been nominated for the American Bar Association’s Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access!
Dayna Cornwall, Project Coordinator with the NSRLP, advises:
This award is presented annually to a program or project that advances access to legal services for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. We are obviously delighted to be considered, and hopeful about our changes of winning this prestigious award for a project that we have poured so much time and energey into, and are so proud of. The Brown Award winner will be decided by the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services.
The Lab continues to support Mediate BC’s Unbundled Family Legal Services Project and A2JBC’s Unbundling Initiative. One of our deliverables, a public-facing roster of family lawyers who provide unbundled legal services, is currently in the works and BC family lawyers and paralegals can sign up here.
And more good news!
All nominees of the Brown Award are also entered into the running for Brown Select, which is presented to the Brown Award nominee that gets the most votes from the general public through online voting. A sort of ‘people’s choice award’ for access to justice!
So we are encouraging everyone we know to vote for our National Database until voting closes on Tuesday January 10. We’re hoping to spread the word far and wide, so please do vote and share!
Vote for the National Database of Professionals Assisting SRLs (a project of the National Self-Represented Litigants Project) here:
Thank you and good luck to the NSRLP!