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Nominees for Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award

July 8, 2010

The Federal Bar Association established the Sarah T. Hughes Civil Rights Award  “to honor that man or woman who promotes the advancement of civil and human rights amongst us, and who exemplifies Judge Hughes’ spirit and legacy of devoted service and leadership in the cause of equality.” Judge Hughes was a District Court judge from Dallas, Texas and “was a pioneer in the fight for civil rights, due process, equal protection, and the rights of women.” Judge Hughes also swore in V.P. Lyndon B. Johnson after President Kennedy’s assassination.

NASABA has been invited to nominate candidates for this award. Nominees must have at least ten years of practice, be  a member in good standing of a state bar association or be retired, demonstrate sustained and verifiable excellence in the legal profession and be of good character.

If you want to nominate somebody who fits the bill, please contact Manjit Gill.

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