As a reminder to all nominations for the MBLA student scholarships which will be presented at the 2016 MBLA Gala are due by 5:00pm on Friday February, 26, 2016:

  The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award ($1,000.00):

The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award seeks to support the development of students who, like Chief Justice Ireland, have exhibited a commitment to developing strong leadership skills and a passion for juvenile advocacy.  In his honor, this award is aimed at law school students of color who have demonstrated a commitment to juvenile advocacy in a variety of ways and who have demonstrated leadership abilities.  The nominee should exhibit more than academic ability, but also should possess the very qualities that make Chief Justice Ireland such an asset to the legal profession: intellect, leadership, compassion, and dedication to juvenile rights.

2016 Justice Ireland Juvenile Advocacy Award Nomination Form

The Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award ($500.00):

The Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award seeks to support the development of students who, like Judge Lindsay, have overcome adversity to use their outstanding academic ability and skills in public service. In his honor, this award is aimed at law school students of color who have demonstrated their commitment to public service. The nominee should exhibit more than academic ability, but also should possess the very qualities that made Judge Lindsay such an asset to the legal profession: compassion, perspective and honor.

2016 Judge Lindsay Public Service Award Nomination Form 2016 Justice Ireland Juvenile Advocacy Award Nomination Form