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 2017 Jerrold Scoutt Prize will be awarded to Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas of Advocates for Justice and Education on Friday, April 7, 6:00 pm, at the Ronald Reagan Building Pavilion.
Requests for further information should be addressed to Kirra L. Jarratt by email at email@example.com.
List of recipients:
Dorene Haney, DC Law Students in Court
Vytas V. Vergeer, Bread for the City Legal Clinic