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.

Most Recent Awards


We are proud to recognize the 2022 award winners, each who have provided exemplary service to those in our community most vulnerable to injustice.

  • Legacy of Excellence | Charles Thomas, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Emerging Leader | Robyn Meyer-Thompson, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
  • Advocate | Luci Russell, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  • Law Student | Zoe Vasiliki Psiakis, University of Minnesota Law School

Previous Recipients

Bernard P. Becker Nominations

Legal Services Staff and Volunteer Law Student Awards

These awards recognize the dedicated service and outstanding achievements of four recipients: three legal services staff and one volunteer law student. The awards include $550 for each staff recipient and $500 for the law student recipient.

Nominations for 2023 Awards will begin in February 2023.

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