The Foundation administers the prestigious Jerrold Scoutt Prize, established by the firm of Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, in honor of the public interest commitment of one of its founding partners, Jerrold Scoutt, Jr. Given annually, the Scoutt Prize recognizes a full-time legal services lawyer who has demonstrated a career-long compassionate concern for his or her clients while exhibiting a high degree of skill representing them.
A nominee must meet the following criteria:
- He or she must be an attorney who is currently working full-time, or who has been employed full-time for a significant portion of his or her legal career, by an organization that provides direct, hands-on legal services to poor or disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia.
- The organization itself must be one which has received or is eligible for a grant from the District of Columbia Bar Foundation.
- The nominee must have demonstrated a compassionate concern for his or her clients while exhibiting a high degree of skill as an
attorney on their behalf.
The 2019 Scoutt Prize was presented to Daniel M. Clark of Rising for Justice at the Foundation’s annual Fall Reception on October 10, generously hosted by Alston & Bird.
How to submit your nomination:
Nominations for the 2020 Jerrold Scoutt Prize will be accepted until 5:00 PM on March 27, 2020. Nominations must include a cover letter and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support, are highly encouraged. Nominations made for the 2018 and 2019 Prizes will be reconsidered. However, those who submitted nominations in those years are encouraged to update their materials. Please send nominations and supporting materials by 5:00 PM on March 27, 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of recipients:
Dorene Haney, DC Law Students in Court
Vytas V. Vergeer, Bread for the City Legal Clinic