John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award - Law Firm/Corporate Law Department

The award is named in memory of Rock Island attorney John McAndrews, who chaired the ISBA Committee on Delivery of Legal Services and is awarded to individual lawyers, law firms and corporate law departments, and bar associations for providing free legal services to the income eligible in Illinois or expanding the availability of legal services to the income eligible in Illinois.

About the application

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Nominations must be submitted by March 10, 2023.

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Nominator Contact Information
Nominee Contact Information (if different)
Additional Nominee Information
For example, a legal services program, legal aid society, or a local bar association pro bono program, etc.

Please note:

After submitting this form, please email awards@isba.org the following before the nomination deadline:

  • On separate pages (no more than 2-3 if practicable), please indicate in what ways the nominee contributed to providing legal services in Illinois to the income eligible without charge. Include the following information with your response:
    1. A summary of 3-5 of the most important or remarkable cases or matters listed;
    2. A brief description of the nominee's past pro bono activities.
    3. Why should this nominee's pro bono activities be considered as exceptional?
    4. Does the nominee provide pro bono services outside Illinois?  If yes, please provide a brief description.