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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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2016 Winners

State bar with 18,000+ members

The Florida Bar - #JustAdulting Legal Survival Guide

State bar with 18,000 or fewer members

Rhode Island Bar Association - Partners Overcoming Domestic Violence Program

Local bar with 5,000 or more members

Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section - End Distracted Driving Initiative

ocal bar with 2,001 – 4,999 members

Baton Rouge Bar Association/Foundation - Summer Youth Legal Institute

Local bar with 2,000 or fewer members

Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association - Happy Birthday Magna Carta!

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 for 2017 nomination information.


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., 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-6008