Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better 2020: Call for Nominations

Who are the lawyers who do good? The lawyers who work selflessly behind the scenes for the greater good and are deserving of greater recognition and appreciation? At Obelisk Support, we are proud to shine a light on remarkable lawyers who are positively impacting the world via our legal blog, The Attic.

In 2018, we celebrated lawyers who are changing the world for the better and who are using their skills to give back to the community and to create a positive impact on the planet. In 2019, our list attracted interest from all over the world. Are you ready for 2020?

Nominations for the 2020 list are now open!

Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of other lawyers who share the same positive values and change society and the planet for the better.

Who deserves to be recognised?

The list of probono lawyers who are changing the world for the better recognises the achievements and contributions of members of the legal profession who promote accessibility, inclusion and equal rights of others or who are advocates for the planet and who fight climate change.

The 2020 list will feature recipients who demonstrate excellence and leadership in one or more of the following eligibility areas:

  • climate crisis
  • access to the legal profession
  • equal rights
  • environment
  • education
  • health and wellness
  • animals and wildlife
  • local community
  • poverty

How to Nominate Someone

Please take the time to nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be celebrated for their outstanding probono efforts! Consider nominating lawyers whose accomplishments have yet to be publicly acknowledged.

Send an email to [email protected] including

  • Nominator name and email address
  • Nominee name and email address
  • Legal specialty of nominee
  • Country, city of nominee
  • Public awards/recognition of achievements
  • Why the nominee deserves to be part of the list in 100-150 words
  • A photo of the nominee (with rights to use on The Attic)
  • Links to relevant websites of nonprofits, lawyer profile, media articles

Nomination Deadline

All nominations must be submitted by 15 March 2020.

Announcement: 2020 Winners

The entries will be reviewed individually and judged on merit by a panel of lawyers, journalists and members of the legal industry. Finalists will be contacted individually by email and the final list of winners will be published on 2 April 2020 just in time for Earth Month.