If you would like to nominate an individual for the WVD Pro Bono Award, please submit this form and any additional materials as described below. All nominations will be reviewed and considered by the WVD Pro Bono Award Committee.
Nominations are being accepted for the second annual William V. Deatherage Pro Bono Award and must be received before March 31, 2021. The award will be given at the Center for NonProfit Legal Services’ Founders breakfast in May, 2021.
AWARD CRITERIA – The Center for NonProfit Legal Services have chosen to honor the life work of William V. Deatherage. In recognition of the dedication shown by Bill, to the legal profession and to his community, this Pro Bono Award has been established. Each year, we will recognize the efforts of lawyers in our community (Jackson and Josephine Counties) who commit themselves to the vision of equal access to justice.
APPLICATION – Nominations must be received by March 31, 2021. Submit the form
- either online (above)
- or download the file here and mail the completed form to:
CNPLS, P.O. Box 1586
Medford, OR 97501
Attn: WVD Pro Bono Award
- or email the document as an attachment to: [email protected]
HISTORY – In 1960, Bill and the Jackson County Bar started the planning for a Jackson County Legal Services program. They developed the Legal Aid Committee. Back then, Bill said “people went to court more often than they do now. Individuals would get judgments they could not afford. If they got a garnishment on their pay, they would not have enough money to feed their children”. The Center for NonProfit Legal Services was incorporated in 1972, and continues to offer free legal services to the poor and vulnerable residents in Jackson County.
For questions or additional information please call Debra at 541-779-7292 or Sue at 541-944-1139.