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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

Nomination Form [PDF]

Nominations are due April 30, 2018.

Nomination forms and any supporting documents must be submitted electronically in no more than two PDF documents (the form and one document comprising everything else). While a page limit has not been established, voluminous submissions are discouraged as they may be difficult for reviewers to digest. Supporting documents may contain appropriate links to additional materials. All submissions will be reviewed by the NABE Board at its spring meeting and nominator will be notified by June 1, 2018.


For information about the Community Outreach Awards, contact:

NABE/LexisNexis Community Outreach Awards
Division for Bar Services
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 17th 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