Nomination Procedures

1.
Individual applicants and law firms that apply for the Distinguished Awards have to be nominated by the nominator(s).
2.
Narrative(s) by nominator(s) should be submitted. The nominator should explain why the individual or the law firm is being nominated and why they deserve to win the award. The narrative should be limited to 1,000 words and should provide background information about the individual or the law firm, the pro bono activities undertaken and the impact of these activities.
3.
A narrative by nominee or nominated law firm should be submitted. The nominee or nominated law firm should describe his/her/the firm’s outstanding achievements and significant contribution in pro bono and community work. The narrative should be limited to 500 words. Nominee of Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award and Distinguished Community Service Award should indicate how he/she has mobilised and motivated others to participate in pro bono and community services. Nominee of Distinguished Community Service Award should also provide a detailed description of how he/she has applied his/her innovative ideas in volunteering in community services.
4.
Letters of support should be submitted.
5.
All nominations will be checked by the Committee and reviewed by the Judging Panel.

Eligibility of Nominator 

1.
Each nominator can make one or more nominations.
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The nominator has to be Hong Kong residents, public or private organisations in Hong Kong; the nominator should not be related to the candidate.
3.
Members of the Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Committee and the Judging Panel are not eligible to nominate or be nominated.

Submission of Documents 

Individual participants and law firms must submit the following items along with the online application on or before Friday, 15 October 2021.

Individual Awards

1.
Personal review of performing pro bono and community services / Share of thoughts of being awarded (max. 50 words)
2.
Personal photo

Law Firm Awards

1.
Review of performing pro bono and community services / Share of thoughts of being awarded (max. 50 words)
2.
Company logo

Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award / Distinguished Community Service Award

1.
Personal review of performing pro bono and community services / Share of thoughts of being awarded (max. 50 words)
2.
Personal particulars of nominator(s)
3.
Narrative from nominator(s) (max. 1,000 words)
4.
Narrative from the nominee (max. 500 words)
5.
Letter(s) of Support
6.
Personal photo

Distinguished Pro Bono Law Firm Award / Distinguished Community Service Law Firm Award

1.
Review of performing pro bono and community services / Share of thoughts of being awarded (max. 50 words)
2.
Personal particulars of nominator(s)
3.
Narrative from nominator(s) (max. 1,000 words)
4.
Narrative from the nominated law firm (max. 500 words)
5.
Letter(s) of Support
6.
Company logo

 

Note:

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The Personal review / Review of performing pro bono and community services / Share of thoughts of being awarded will be published in the event programme as an acknowledgement to the winners of the Gold Award, Young Lawyer Special Award and Distinguished Awards.
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All personal photos and company logos should be in JPEG format (File size: maximum 4MB, Resolution: 300 dpi or above, Colour mode: RGB/CMYK). They will be published in the event programme / booklet as an acknowledgement to award receipients. Only photos and logos of the award recipients will be published.
3.
All supporting documents should be in MS Word doc/docx or Acrobat PDF format (File size: maximum 4MB each).