JERROLD SCOUTT PRIZE
The Foundation administers the prestigious Jerrold Scoutt Prize, established by the firm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger (now KMA Zuckert LLC), in honor of the public interest commitment of one of its founding partners, Jerrold Scoutt, Jr. Given annually, the Scoutt Prize recognizes a full-time legal services lawyer who has demonstrated a career-long compassionate concern for his or her clients while exhibiting a high degree of skill representing them.
A nominee must meet the following criteria:
He or she must be an attorney who is currently working full-time, or who has been employed full-time for a significant portion of his or her legal career, by an organization that provides direct, hands-on legal services to poor or disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia.
The organization itself must be one which has received or is eligible for a grant from the District of Columbia Bar Foundation.
The nominee must have demonstrated a compassionate concern for his or her clients while exhibiting a high degree of skill as an
attorney on their behalf.
The Scoutt Prize Selection Committee has chosen Beth Mellen of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia to receive the 2020 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Beth received the Scoutt Prize at our virtual Fall Reception, which took place on November 12, 2020.
LIST OF RECIPIENTS:
Beth Mellen, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Daniel M. Clark, Rising for Justice
Philip Fornaci, DC Prisoners’ Project with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas, Advocates for Justice and Education
Jennifer L. Berger, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Kathryn M. Doan, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
James D. Bishop, Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington
Su Sie Ju, Bread for the City
Mark E. Herzog, DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Dorene Haney, DC Law Students in Court
Erin M. Loubier, Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services
Eric S. Angel, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Vytas V. Vergeer, Bread for the City Legal Clinic
Shirley M. Williams, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Sandra J. Bernstein, University Legal Services
Diane Weinroth, The Children’s Law Center and American University Washington College of Law
Jeannine C. Sanford, Bread for the City
R. Scott McNeilly, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Anya Sykes, Ayuda
Rhonda Dahlman, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Joe Tulman, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Jan May, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Ellen Scully, Columbus Community Legal Clinic
Patricia Mullahy Fugere, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Joan Strand, GWU Law School, Civil Litigation Clinic
Ann Marie Hay, DC Law Students in Court
Jean Constantine-Davis and Nina F. Simon, AARP Foundation Litigation
Lynn Cunningham, Neighborhood Legal Services
Paula Scott, Neighborhood Legal Services
2019 Recipient Daniel M. Clark (center) with DC Bar Foundation Chief Executive Officer Kirra L. Jarratt (left) and past Scoutt Prize Recipient and DC Bar Foundation Board Member Mark E. Herzog (right).