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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.

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