Nominations for the 22nd Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service

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The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism invites nominations for the 22nd Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service.

Nominations will be accepted beginning Friday, October 22, 2021, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November  30, 2021. 

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The awards will be presented at a special ceremony to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

You may find a complete list of previous Award honorees at the link here: http://cjcpga.org/benhamcsa-past-recipients/

The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  No extensions will be granted.  Incomplete nomination packets will not be considered.

Information required for the Nomination application – such as Letters of Support – will not be accepted by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.  All information required in the nomination application must be submitted via the online nomination form.

Judges and lawyers meet the criteria for these awards if they have combined a professional career with outstanding service and dedication to their communities through voluntary participation in community organizations, government-sponsored activities, or humanitarian work outside of their professional practice or judicial career.  Contributions may be made in any field, including but not limited to: social service, education, faith-based efforts, sports, youth and mentoring, recreation, the arts, or politics.

The Selection Committee generally believes that community or public service is not service to the bar; however, community service can be done through bar-sponsored or related activities or projects. Judges’ service must not be merely doing their judicial tasks, but must be service outside of their official duties. Normally, the award is not given to persons who have served a single cause or single-purpose organization, but to those who have made wide contributions to a variety of causes outside of their professional practice or judicial service.

Eligibility: Nominees must:

  1.   Be a member of the State Bar of Georgia, in good standing, or have been a member, in good standing,  at the time of death;
  2.   Have a record of outstanding community service and continuous service over a period of time to one or more causes, organizations or activities;
  3.   Not be a member of the Selection Committee, staff of the State Bar of Georgia or Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism; and
  4.   Not be in a judicial or political race for 2021 and 2022.

Information required for the Nomination application – such as Letters of Support – will not be accepted by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.  All information required in the nomination application must be submitted via the online nomination form.

WARNING: This form does NOT allow you to save your work and start again.  Therefore, please have all information required for the Nomination Application before beginning the submission.

If you have any questions, please e-mail BenhamCSA@cjcpga.org or call (404) 225-5040.

The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  No extensions will be granted.  Incomplete Nomination Packets will not be considered.

Information required for the Nomination application – such as Letters of Support – will not be accepted by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.  All information required in the nomination application must be submitted via the online nomination form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail BenhamCSA@cjcpga.org or call (404) 225-5040.

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