• JERROLD SCOUTT PRIZE

    JERROLD SCOUTT PRIZE

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.

Scoutt Prize 2017A 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.

Requests for further information should be addressed to Kirra L. Jarratt by email at jarratt@dcbarfoundation.org.

List of recipients:

2017
Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas, Advocates for Justice and Education
2016
Jennifer L. Berger, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
2015
Kathryn M. Doan, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
2014
James D. Bishop, Catholic Charities Legal Network of the Archdiocese of Washington
2013
Su Sie Ju, Bread for the City
2012
Mark E. Herzog, DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Dorene Haney, DC Law Students in Court
2011
Erin M. Loubier, Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services
2010
Eric S. Angel, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Vytas V. Vergeer, Bread for the City Legal Clinic
2009
Shirley M. Williams, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
2008
Sandra J. Bernstein, University Legal Services
2007
Diane Weinroth, The Children’s Law Center and American University Washington College of Law
2006
Prof. Edward Allen, UDC David A. Clark School of Law
2005
Jeannine C. Sanford, Bread for the City
2004
R. Scott McNeilly, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
2003
Anya Sykes, Ayuda
2002
Rhonda Dahlman, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
2001
Joe Tulman, UDC David A. Clark School of Law
2000
Jan May, Legal Counsel for the Elderly
1999
Ellen Scully, Columbus Community Legal Clinic
1998
Patricia Mullahy Fugere, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
1997
Joan Strand, GWU Law School, Civil Litigation Clinic
1996
Ann Marie Hay, DC Law Students in Court
1995
Jean Constantine-Davis and Nina F. Simon, AARP Foundation Litigation
1994
Lynn Cunningham, Neighborhood Legal Services
1993
Paula Scott, Neighborhood Legal Services