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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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2019 Winners

State bar with 18,000+ members or affiliated foundation

The Florida Bar - Protect Florida Democracy: Our Constitution, Our Rights, Our Courts

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

Wake County Bar Association - Rule of Law

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

Toledo Bar Association - Toledo Bar Association Fellowship Collaborative

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 available here. In addition, nominations may be supported by video submissions by supplying the URL to the supporting material on the nomination form. To view past winners' submissions, click herePlease note: the deadline to submit nominations has been changed to August 31, 2020.


For information about the Community and Educational Outreach Awards, contact:

NABE/LexisNexis Community and Educational 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) 988-5408