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:
    • Arts
    • Education
    • Economics
    • Environmental Justice
    • Healthcare
    • Human Rights
    • Juvenile Justice
    • Law
    • Politics
    • Social Justice
    • Worker's Rights

Submission Information:

  • 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:

  1. A letter from a NLLSA conference attendee that advocates for the nominee's selection in response to the above-listed criteria.
  2. Two additional letters of recommendation from community members who know the nominee's work.
  3. Nominee's biography or resume.
  4. Contact information of nominator.