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IL Public Defender Association Awards

Bruce Robert Jacob Award

This award is presented by the Illinois Public Defender Association to an Assistant Public Defender or an Assistant Appellate Defender whose efforts embody the core values of the Public Defender Movement in the United States and the State of Illinois. This award recognizes the efforts, whether on a single case or over the course of the previous twelve months, which epitomize the selfless dedication to the constitutional precepts which form the basis of the criminal defense of the indigent accused in Illinois.

Nomination due dates:

  • Spring Seminar - March 29th
  • Fall Seminar - September 15th