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LexisNexis Community and Educational Outreach Awards


The LexisNexis Community & Educational Outreach Awards honor outstanding bar public service and law-related education programs.

There is no restriction on the number of nominations a bar association or foundation can submit, although a separate form must be completed for each program nominated.

Current Award Recipients


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2017 Winners

National bar association or affiliated foundation

American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation - Teachers Law School 

State bar with 18,000+ members or affiliated foundation

State Bar of Arizona - Hidden in Plain Sight: Dementia and Its Impact on Lawyers and Judges

State bar with 18,000 or fewer members or affiliated foundation

Indiana State Bar Association - Indiana Kids' Election

Local bar with 5,000 or more members or affiliated foundation

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis - Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge

ocal bar with 2,001 – 4,999 members or affiliated foundation

Orange County Bar Association - Orange County Bar Association/Legal Aid Society of the OCBA Victim Legal Assistance Program

Local bar with 2,000 or fewer members or affiliated foundation

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation -  Missouri State Bearisters

Previous Winners


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All bar associations and foundations whose staff are currently NABE members are eligible and must meet the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation and originality in addressing problems
  • Overall quality of the program
  • Effectiveness of the project in achieving the desired objective
  • Adaptability of the program by other bar associations or foundations
  • Size and diversity of target audience
  • Scope, importance and duration of benefits derived by target audience

Foundation projects that provide only funds to a public service or law-related education program are ineligible.

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Nomination Form & Steps

Please check back in early 2018 for the opening of the 2018 nomination period.


For information about the Community Outreach Awards, contact:

NABE/LexisNexis Community Outreach Awards
Division for Bar Services
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598

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National Association of Bar Executives
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 N. Clark St., 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-6008