Champions of Justice Awards

Extraordinary volunteers and community leaders are formally recognized at our Champions of Justice luncheons, held once a year in Reno for Northern Nevada and Las Vegas for Southern Nevada. At each of these ceremonies, distinguished attorneys, judges, and community leaders are invited to meet and congratulate our outstanding pro bono attorneys and partners for their significant contributions in support of our mission to provide access to justice for those in need.

Northern Nevada
Wed, September 27th, 2023
Whitney Peak Hotel

Southern Nevada
(Las Vegas)
Thurs, October 19th, 2023 
Moon at the Palms Casino Resort

Congratulations to our Northern Nevada
2023 Champions of Justice Honorees!

Champion of Justice
Judge Christopher Hazlett-Stevens

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Mikyla J. Miller, Esq.
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Homa Sayyar Woodrum, Esq.
Solo Practitioner of the Year
Jean M. Parraguirre, Esq.
Pro Bono Partner Organization of the Year
National American Indian Court Judges Association
Muriel R. Skelly Special Recognition Award
Sarah V. Carrasco, Esq.
Rodney E. Sumpter Special Recognition Award
Nicholus C. Palmer, Esq.
Andrew J. Puccinelli Special Recognition Award
Robert “Bob” Cerceo, Esq.

Congratulations to our Southern Nevada
2023 Champions of Justice Honorees!

Champions of Justice
San Manuel Gaming & Hospitality Authority
North Las Vegas Justice Court

Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year
Ashley Burkett, Esq.
Kendal Weisenmiller
, Esq.
Lynn Conant
, Esq.
Pro Bono Impact Award
James J. Jimmerson, Esq.
Law Firms of the Year
Richard Harris Law Firm
Springel & Fink LLP
Partner in Pro Bono Innovation
Myrtle Tate Elementary School
Partner Organizations of the Year
The Salvation Army
U.S. Vets
Nation’s Finest


Become a sponsor of our 2023 Champions of Justice event!

We invite you to take this opportunity to market your company and support Nevada Legal Services as we honor those who help us make a difference in our community.  We have multiple sponsorship levels available.  

All proceeds from this event will go directly to helping more Nevadans access much-needed free legal services. By becoming a sponsor, you will gain recognition as a corporate leader and show your commitment to helping Nevada Legal Services and its clients. Your company or firm will receive visibility and recognition as an organization that assists Nevada Legal Services in providing access to justice.  Sponsors receive advertising, event signage, recognition in our promotional materials, and may qualify for tax-deductible benefits.

Previous Champions Of Justice Event Programs

About Champions of Justice

In 2010, Nevada Legal Services (NLS) created the Champions of Justice Award to give recognition to those who significantly support access to justice for all Nevadans by providing or promoting pro bono assistance. The dedication of our awardees has greatly increased the ability of Nevada Legal Services and our sister organizations to meet the ever-increasing demand for our assistance. NLS is fortunate to have many generous volunteers throughout the state who participate in our pro bono programs. We also thank the many individuals and groups beyond the legal community who support our organization and help us provide legal aid services to low-income Nevadans.

NOTICE: Nevada Legal Services is funded in part by the Legal Services Corporation. As a condition of the funding it receives from LSC, Nevada Legal Services is restricted from engaging in certain activities in all of its legal work – including work supported by other funding sources.  Nevada Legal Services  may not expend any funds for any activity prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation Act 42 U.S.C. 2996 et seq or by Public Law 104-134.  Public Law 104-134 requires that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders of programs funded by LSC. For a copy of these laws or for any other information, please contact Nevada Legal Services.

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