Bernard P. Becker Awards

The Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Staff award is presented annually to attorneys, paralegals, administrators or other staff employed by a private, nonprofit agency that provides legal services to low-income eligible clients. The Becker Student Volunteer Award is presented to a law student who has demonstrated a commitment to the provision of legal services to low-income persons.


2019 Nominations

Nominations for the 2019 awards are due February 28, 2019. The form explains criteria for nominations.
Becker Nomination Form 2019
Contact: Sherri Knuth at (612) 278-6330.



2018 Winners

2018 Becker Award Winners
2018 Becker Award winner Ruth Ruch

Legacy of Excellence: 
Gerald Kaluzny, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Irene Opsahl, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Advocate: 
Ruth Ruch, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

Emerging Leader: 
Anne Applebaum, Immigrant Law Center

Law Student:
Mimi Levin, University of St. Thomas

Previous Winners Table