PRESS RELEASE: DC Bar Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2022 Scoutt Prize

[District of Columbia, January 11, 2022] – The DC Bar Foundation seeks nominations for the 2022 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted through March 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM. The 2022 Scoutt Prize will be presented during the DC Bar Foundation’s Fall Reception, tentatively planned for October 27, 2022.


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 those who are financially disenfranchised, or otherwise in vulnerable situations. The DC Bar Foundation encourages 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.


KMA Zuckert LLC (formerly Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger LLP) established the Scoutt Prize in 1992 in honor of founding partner Jerrold Scoutt Jr. The Scoutt Prize comes with a $2,500 award. Since its creation, 31 outstanding public interest attorneys have been recognized. In 2021, Rebecca Lindhurst of Bread for the City received the Prize in honor of her career-long dedication and commitment to civil legal aid.


Nominations made for the 2020 and 2021 Prizes will be reconsidered. However, those who submitted nominations in those years are encouraged to update their nomination materials.


How to submit your nomination:


Nominations must include a cover letter and 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 PM on March 25, 2022 to: nominations@dcbarfoundation.org.


About the DC Bar Foundation: We are committed to transforming DC’s legal aid network so that all District residents have a fair and equal legal experience. Through our network approach, we actively work to bring together all invested stakeholders to identify and address the unmet civil legal needs of financially disenfranchised DC residents, create solutions with a critical eye for racial justice and equity, and demonstrate meaningful impact.


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