REMINDER: PLAN Excellence Award Nominations Due December 12


2015 PLAN Excellence AwardsNominations for the 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards are due on Friday, December 12, 2014. Please submit your nominations for the awards on behalf of worthy candidates who exemplify excellence in their commitment and accomplishments as advocates for low-income people.

Nominations are being sought for the following categories:

  • Legal Services Staff
    This category is for all staff positions. We are seeking nominations for employees who exhibit excellence and commitment in the performance of the duties of their jobs.
  • Private Bar
    This category is for members of the private bar who display an outstanding commitment to legal aid and the legal needs of low-income Pennsylvanians.
  • Lay Advocacy
    This category is for client leaders, organizational partners, or others who have donated significant time and energy to the mission of legal aid and the needs of low-income people. 
  • Community Services
    This category is for volunteers and friends who demonstrate exceptional dedication to legal aid and the needs of low-income people. It may include legislators or government officials, community leaders, or others who help promote the mission of legal aid.

Nominations may be submitted online or by using the hard copy nomination form (Microsoft Word) available at the link below. Hard copy nomination forms must follow the format of the form and should include supporting documents and information in order to be considered by the Awards Committee.

The Awards Committee will look for specific examples of excellence and will take into consideration commendation letters, relevant news clippings or other documents that strengthen the nomination.

Hard copy nominations may be submitted by email to or by regular mail to:

Excellence Awards
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
118 Locast Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Award recipients will be recognized at the 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers.

Please contact Joyce Tomasko at (800) 322-7572 or (717) 236-9486, ext. 207 or by e-mail to if you have any questions.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also avialable for the 2015 PLAN Excellence Award  Dinner. Follow the link below for more infomation and to register as a sponsor of the event.

Online Nomination Form
Nomination Form - Microsoft Word

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities