Monday, November 17, 2008

Award for Individual Or Nonprofit Who Has Improved Rights, Dignity, and Access To Justice for Disabled

From The Foundation Center...

American Bar Association Invites Nominations for Disability Rights Award

Deadline: April 1, 2009

The American Bar Association's ( http://www.abanet.org/ ) Hearne Award honors the work of Paul G. Hearne, a lawyer and leading disability rights advocate who founded the first legal services office in New York for people with disabilities, authored the first national legal handbook on disability rights, and helped draft the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Sponsored by the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, the award will be presented to an individual who has performed exemplary service in increasing access to justice for people with disabilities, or an organization or group that furthers the goal of full participation for people with disabilities in society.

The program invites nominations of an individual or an organization that has made significant contributions to improving the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. Examples of eligible organizations include disability advocacy organizations, law firms or practices, state or local bar associations, nonprofit legal services programs, law school clinics or academic-affiliated programs, or law-related programs providing representation for people with disabilities. Self- nominations are not eligible.

For program details and the application, visit the ABA Web site.
RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015814/abanetgrants

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