Bernard P. Becker Awards

The Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Staff award is presented annually to attorneys, paralegals, administrators or other staff employed by a private, nonprofit agency that provides legal services to low-income eligible clients. The Becker Student Volunteer Award is presented to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the provision of legal services to low-income persons.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are open. Nominations are due February 24, 2020. 
NEW in 2020: Each organization is limited to one nominee per category of award. 

Becker Instructions -Nomination Forms 2020

Sherri Knuth at (612) 278-6330.

2019 Awards

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Legacy of Excellence: 
Steve Wolfe, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Michele Garnett McKenzie, The Advocates for Human Rights

Georgia Sherman, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Emerging Leader: 
Jocylyn Poehler, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Law Student:
Kimberly Boche, University of St. Thomas

Previous Winners