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DC Bar Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2017 Scoutt Prize

WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted until November 11, 2016.

The Scoutt Prize recognizes outstanding lawyers who work full time, or have spent much of their careers working full time, at DC nonprofits that provide direct, hands-on legal services to the poor or disadvantaged in our community. We encourage you to nominate attorneys who have not only demonstrated a high degree of skill in representing their clients, but who have also demonstrated a high degree of compassion.

Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger LLP established the Scoutt Prize in 1993 in honor of founding partner Jerrold Scoutt Jr. The firm continues to provide an award of $2,500 annually, and since its creation, 27 outstanding public interest attorneys have been recognized. In 2016, Jennifer L. Berger, a Supervisory Attorney at Legal Counsel for the Elderly, was honored for her exceptional work and dedication to community advocacy.

The 2017 Scoutt Prize will be presented during the DC Bar Judicial Reception on Friday, April 7, 2017.

How to submit your nomination:

Nominations must include the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support, are highly encouraged.

Please send nominations and supporting materials by 5:00 p.m. on November 11, 2016 to:

About the DC Bar Foundation: For DC residents in poverty, we make strategic investments to strengthen and expand our civil legal aid network, addressing critical needs and improving our community. As the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District, we are a steadfast community partner, committed to protecting access to justice in life’s most pivotal moments.


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