Distinguished Service Award (Attorneys)

The Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association is accepting nominations for the Law-Related Education Distinguished Service Award for an outstanding ATTORNEY.

To recognize the New York ATTORNEY who has made an outstanding contribution to law-related education (LRE) and whose voluntary service has:

  1. Fostered understanding of the values of our legal and judicial systems
  2. Informed and educated students as to the roles in society of the law, the courts, the law enforcement agencies and the legal profession.
  3. Stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility by helping students recognize their duties, as well as their rights.
  4. Encouraged effective law-related education programs in their communities and in their schools; and
  5. Increased communication and understanding among students, educators and those involved professionally in the legal system.

Any attorney in the State of New York who has:  

  1. Been active in LRE for at least three years with students in grades K-12.
  2. Participated in the development of materials and programs, or made other important contributions that have an impact on students and others and that are recognized at the local and state levels.
  3. Voluntarily given his/her time and resources in support of LRE, such as serving on planning committees, reviewing materials and programs and responding to requests for assistance; and
  4. Not previously received this award.


  1. All entries must be submitted in typed format.
  2. Entries may be submitted by applicant or by nomination.
  3. One original copy of information is required per nominee.
  4. Each application must include the following:

• Cover letter
• Resume of applicant (maximum of one page)
• Summary of LRE activities (maximum of one page)
• Letters of support (maximum of 3, may be handwritten or typed). Letters of support should include educators, students and community resource persons.

Deadline: August 1
Presented at the Law, Youth and Citizenship Annual Civics and Law-Related Education Conference
Award: Plaque with inscription

Send nominations to:

Stacey Whiteley

[email protected]