Purpose: This award recognizes an individual NFPA member for outstanding leadership contributions to his/her local Association.
Nomination Process: NFPA member Associations or a member of a NFPA member Association may nominate an individual NFPA member for this award. Self-nomination for this award is not accepted.
• Nominations must include a statement detailing how the nominee meets the criteria for eligibility. The nomination may also contain the following:
a. clippings from newspapers, professional publications, etc.; and/or
b. photograph of nominee; and/or
c. resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee.
• Three (3) letters of recommendation, in addition to the nominator’s statement, from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the nominee.
Eligibility/Criteria for Selection: Nominees for this award must be a member of a NFPA member Association and must be nominated by a member Association or individual Member of the same association. The nominee will have demonstrated influential behavior in the paralegal profession; promoted interest and active participation in the activities of his/her local Association; motivated others to work toward establishing and carrying out professional goals; and will have been recognized by the legal community as a committed professional dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession.
Award Presentation: The award is a commemorative plaque.