The Chattanooga Bar Association (CBA) is soliciting nominations for the 22nd recipient of the Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian Award for community service. The award will be given to the member of the legal profession or a judicial officer who, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga through civic, professional, and other activities directed toward the improvement and preservation of the lives, property, and dignity of its citizens.
A nominee must be a member in good standing of the Chattanooga Bar Association or a judicial officer, have at least a 15-year tenure in the Chattanooga legal community, and have performed community service that emphasized social service of both a public and a charitable nature.
The CBA is seeking nominations from members of the Chattanooga legal community as well as the community at large. Nominations can be faxed to 265-6602, e-mailed to LHood@chattanoogabar.org, or mailed to the attention of Lynda M. Hood, executive director, no later than Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.
The award will be presented at the CBA’s 118th Annual Meeting, to be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at The Read House at noon.