The State Bar’s Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters and Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters committees seek nominations for the Pro Bono Excellence and Indigent Defense awards. Recipients should be deserving individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28. Award recipients will be notified in May.

Award nomination forms are available at For more information about these awards, contact the Legal Access Division at or 800-204-2222, ext. 1855.