Every year, the Board of Directors presents various Foundation Awards to publicly recognize lawyers who make significant contributions to the Foundation and who enhance the legal profession as a whole.
The Foundation Fellows have the honor of nominating all award recipients except the Silver Quill Award recipients, who are selected by the faculty of Creighton University Law School and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee, and the Board of Directors then determines the final award recipients. The Foundation only bestows awards as the occasion arises.
Two Foundation Fellows have received awards this year: Charles Gotch and Michael Mullin.
Charles Gotch will be receiving the Foundation Award. The Foundation Award is the most prestigious award given by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. This award honors exemplary service to the Foundation and is presented to lawyers who have made and who continue to make a strong commitment to the goals of the Foundation
Michael Mullin has been given the Legal Pioneer Award. The Foundation's Legal Pioneer Award honors the lifetime achievements of a lawyer who makes innovative contributions to the improvement of justice.
Congratulations to both and thank you for all you do for the legal community!