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Time to submit nominations for Becker Award 

The Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged (LAD) Committee has announced that the nomination period is now open for the 2017 Bernard P. Becker Awards. The awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of three legal services staff (Legacy of Excellence, Emerging Leader, and Advocate) and one amazing volunteer law student. The awards include $550 for each staff recipient and $500 for the law student recipient, as well as a plaque and recognition at the April MSBA Assembly meeting. Nomination forms and additional information are available at: The nomination deadline is February 28. Contact Lindsay Davis ( with any questions.

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