CCLF Accepting Liberty Bell Award Nominations

The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Liberty Bell Award. The recipient(s) for the Liberty Bell Award will be awarded at a ceremony during Law Week in May.

The recipient of the award is an individual in the community who upholds the rule of law, contributes to good government within the community, stimulates a sense of civic responsibility, and encourages respect for the law in the courts. The recipient’s contribution should speak to the mission of CCLF, which is: dedication to providing community service programs throughout Southern Nevada that are integrated with law-related education.

The 1998 Liberty Bell Awards were present at the CCBA's May Luncheon to: (left to right) Andrienne Cox, Iman Posey, Linda Tarr, and Mary Ellen Heise. Lona Monsoon Groover and Judge Tony Abbatangelo presented the awards to the recipients.
The 1998 Liberty Bell Awards were presented at the CCBA’s May Luncheon to: (left to right) Andrienne Cox, Iman Posey, Linda Tarr, and Mary Ellen Heise. Lona Monson Groover and Judge Tony Abbatangelo presented the awards to the recipients.

Past recipients include Clark County District Judge Allan Earl (2014); State of Nevada, Secretary of the Senate David Byerman (2014); Clark County District Court Judge Gloria J. Sturman (Dept. 26) and George and Doree Dickerson (2013); Mr. Samuel Lionel and Mr. Irwin Molasky (2012); Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas (then-Chief) (2011); Judge Nancy C. Oesterle Las Vegas Township Justice Court (Dept. 6) and attorney Robert Nelson-Kortland (2010); North Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Stephen Dahl (2009); Retired Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court A. William Maupin (2008); and Bill Curran, Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP (2007).

Please nominate someone you feel meets the following criteria:

  • Promotes a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • Encourages greater respect for the law and the courts
  • Stimulates a deeper sense of individual responsibility so citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights
  • Contributes to the effective functioning of our governmental institutions
  • Fosters a better understanding and appreciation of the law

 Nominations must include:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • A brief description of this person or organization, how he or she has contributed to our community and how he or she meets the criteria mentioned above. In your description, make sure to include any organizations this person is currently involved in and what his or her contribution has been.

Submit nominations by Monday, March 16, 2015 to:

Sarah K. Suter, CCLF Liberty Bell Award Committee Chair
Clark County Law Foundation
725 S. 8th Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Fax: (702) 405-0746
ssuter@ryanlitigators.com