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.
Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on February 1, 2019 by email to: email@example.com. Nominations made for the 2017 and 2018 prize will be reconsidered; those who submitted nominations in those years are encouraged to update their materials.
Materials must include a cover letter and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Supporting materials, like articles of interest or letters of support, are highly encouraged.
Requests for further information should be addressed to Kirra L. Jarratt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of recipients:
Dorene Haney, DC Law Students in Court
Vytas V. Vergeer, Bread for the City Legal Clinic