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2023 Access to Justice Dinner
Awards Nominations Now Open

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), and The Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Program (TBA) are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Access to Justice Awards Dinner. Nominations may be submitted for the Public Interest Law Award for attorneys and law firms and the Community Advocacy Award for individuals, organizations, and businesses. Nominations can be submitted through the online form below. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 14, 2023.

Public Interest Law Award - Consistent commitment over time and the pro bono nature of the work are considered for this award.
Community Advocacy Award - This award recognizes advocacy and community organizing, rather than direct services.
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Awardees will be selected and honored at the Access to Justice Awards Dinner on May 25, 2023. The Access to Justice Awards Dinner is an annual event led by the northwest Ohio legal community with proceeds to support legal services in our community. Each year, the event recognizes and celebrates individuals and organizations from the community for their extraordinary assistance in helping people living in poverty in northwest Ohio receive fairness and equal justice. This year's featured keynote speaker Mónica Ramírez, an American activist, author, civil rights attorney, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is currently the founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women, an organization that provides consultation and technical assistance in representing female farmworkers and other low-paid immigrant women who are victims of workplace sexual violence.

All nominees must reside in northwest Ohio and may not be employed by ABLE, LAWO, or the TBA Pro Bono Legal Services Program. If you have any questions regarding the nomination process or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Regional Director of Development, Carmen Vega-Perez at (419) 930-2515 or