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Nominate community-focused individuals, organizations for the YLS Liberty Bell, Tom Cochran awards by May 15

Do you know a non-lawyer or non-legal organization that has even better helped Missourians by promoting the advancement of justice? How about a Missouri lawyer who has shown outstanding commitment to community service activities? The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Liberty Bell and Tom Cochran Community Service awards. 

Liberty Bell Award 

The Liberty Bell Award recognizes a non-lawyer or non-legal organization in Missouri that engages in public service activities that enhance the legal community or are dedicated to the advancement of justice. Nominations are due May 15.  

Visit the 2024 Liberty Bell Award nomination form for nomination requirements and to nominate a non-lawyer or non-legal organization.  

Click here to read about the 2023 recipient, Shelly Land, and ways she encouraged the advancement of justice. 

Tom Cochran Community Service Award 

Named after Thomas D. Cochran, the Tom Cochran Community Service Award recognizes a Missouri Bar member whose service and professionalism has enhanced their community. Nominations are due May 15. 

Visit the nomination form to learn about requirements or nominate a lawyer. You can also learn about the 2023 recipient, Keegan Tinney, here

Read about awards given by YLS, The Missouri Bar, and The Missouri Bar Foundation here