NLLSA Outstanding Community Service Award
The purpose of the NLLSA Outstanding Community Service Award is to recognize an individual who has dedicated a significant portion of his/her life to a Latina/o community. The impact can be on a local or a national level. It is not necessary that the nominee self identify as Latina/o or be affiliated with the legal profession. Any person who has demonstrated a positive impact in their Latina/o community may be nominated.
The following criteria will be considered in order to determine the Award recipient:
- Has this person invested a majority of his/her life to benefit a Latino/a community?
- Has the impact been regional or nationwide?
- Has s/he overcome great difficulty/opposition in his/her work for the Latina/o community?
- Has s/he made or facilitated the creation of definite and positive changes within the Latino/a community through grassroots organizing in two or more of the following areas:
- Environmental Justice
- Human Rights
- Juvenile Justice
- Social Justice
- Worker's Rights
- Nominations must be postmarked by October 1, 2005 and should be sent to:
University of Denver College of Law
Latino Law Student Association/ATTN: Michelle Martinez
2255 East Evans Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80208
FAX: Latino Law Student Association
ATTN: Michelle Martinez
- The candidate must be nominated by a NLLSA conference attendee.
- The nominee must be available to attend the Friday evening award ceremony.
- Determination of the award recipient will be vested in the National Executive Board.
- Recipient will receive airfare & hotel accommodations and complimentary admission to all conference-sponsored activities. The award will be presented during the conference.
Nominations must include:
- A letter from a NLLSA conference attendee that advocates for the nominee's selection in response to the above-listed criteria.
- Two additional letters of recommendation from community members who know the nominee's work.
- Nominee's biography or resume.
- Contact information of nominator.