The David Carliner Public Interest Award, administered in part by the American Constitution Society (ACS), recognizes outstanding mid-career public interest lawyers. David Carliner was a Washington, D.C. public interest attorney who for decades championed civil and human rights in the nation's capital. The ACS is now accepting nominations for eligible attorneys. To be eligible, an attorney must conduct public interest work, have graduated law school between May 2004 and May 2009, and earn an annual salary of $110,000 or less.
The winner of the award receives a $10,000 cash prize, transportation and lodging, in full, to the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C. to accept the Award in person, and an award of $2,500 to the recipient’s organization. Applicants may nominate themselves or have someone apply on their behalf. For more information, please visit the award’s website.