The State Bar of Texas Child Abuse and Neglect Committee is now accepting nominations for the Fairy Davenport Rutland Award for Distinguished Service to Children and Families. Candidates must have made a substantial contribution to the field of advocacy for abused and neglected children. Only practicing attorneys are eligible (private or government); judges and members of the Child Abuse and Neglect Committee are ineligible.

Nominations should include a one-page explanation of the nominee’s qualifications, the nominee’s address and phone number, and a statement advising whether the nominator will permit publication of his name as the nominator of the nominee in print media. The deadline for nominations is April 8. You can submit nominations to Fernando Guerrero, committee coordinator, via fax (512) 427-4328; or mail State Bar of Texas, P.O. Box 12487, Austin 78711-2487.