Nominations Sought for the ABA John H. Pickering Achievement Award

The American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division is accepting nominations for the 2018 John H. Pickering Achievement Award. The award honors the life and accomplishments of John H. Pickering, an outstanding lawyer who was involved in a wide variety of pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly.

The award nominees shall have attained the age of 55 years; must be a lawyer or judge (not necessarily a member of the American Bar Association); shall have demonstrated throughout his or her career outstanding legal ability; shall have compiled a distinguished record of dedicated service to the profession and the community at large and made significant contributions to the furtherance of access to justice for all.

Nominations can be completed online, emailed, or  be submitted by regular mail. Online nominations can be completed by answering the questions on the nomination form and bu uploading the following documents:

  • Biography. This should be the nominee’s resume or biography, on a single typed page. (Required) 
  • Activities and Accomplishments: No more than three (3) typed pages, a description of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments that demonstrate how they relate to the high standards of achievement set by John H. Pickering. (Required)
  • Supporting materials. Additional materials relevant to the criteria for selection may be submitted, such as letters of support (limit 5), articles (limit 3), publications, awards, and recognitions received. (Optional)

?To submit a nomination by email or regular mail, please Download the Nomination Documents to be completes and submit them prior to the nomination deadline of February 28, 2018 to Kyle Harris, by email at or by mail at ABA Senior Lawyers Division, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654..

The deadline to submit nominations is February 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET.  The deadline will not be extended.

Nominees will receive an email notification of their nomination that includes the name(s) of the individual(s) who nominated them for the award.

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