The Public Interest Law Section is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Public Interest Legal Worker Award.
It will be given to an individual that captures the essence of Ryan's selflessness, work ethic, and humor in working to seek justice for our low-income neighbors, family, or friends. This new award is named after Ryan Klesh, an administrative staff person for SeniorLAW at Legal Action of Wisconsin's Milwaukee office from 2001 until his death in 2006. Ryan set the standard for being "selfless to a fault." He gave everything – his intellect, spot-on humor, time, attention, empathy, kindness, stories, authenticity, music and band recommendations, zest for life, and advice and world observations – to everyone and he did so regardless of any cost to himself.
All letters of nominations should include a brief description of the nominee’s public interest work, and an explanation of how it reflects the criteria listed above.
Please submit nominations to org cjolly wisbar Craig Jolly, State Bar section liaison, by Jan. 21, 2021.