June 22, 2021
Nominations Now Open: Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award
Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service. Any member of the state or federal bench, whether active or retired, who has made a significant, positive impact on the quality or administration of justice in Philadelphia is eligible for consideration. Examples of accomplishments worthy of nomination include innovations in court administration, implementation of pioneering case management techniques, assumption of a leadership role in areas affecting the administration of justice, publication of a significant opinion, article, or other scholarly work, or the like.
Nominations for the Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award should be sent via email to Dawn Petit at firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations should include the full name, address and telephone number of both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination, a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and any pertinent supporting material the committee should consider.
The deadline for nominations is Thursday, August 5. This year's winner will be honored at the opening reception of the 2021 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Thursday, Sept. 30.