Honorable H. Michael Coburn Community Service Award

The Award

This award was created in 1995 as part of Legal Aid’s 30th anniversary celebration. Legal Aid represents thousands of individuals annually with problems such as domestic violence, which were of great concern to the late Judge H. Michael Coburn.

In addition to working for reform in the criminal justice system as it relates to domestic violence, Judge Coburn was committed to a wide range of community and civic causes. Legal Aid created an award in his memory to pay tribute to a member of the bar whose public service activities merit recognition. The recipient will be an example that may inspire others in the profession of law to noble purpose and honorable effort in service to their community.


  •  Current member of the Missouri Bar practicing in the Jackson County area.
  • Demonstrated, in the spirit of Legal Aid, outstanding service to advancing the administration of justice in the Jackson County area.
  • Outstanding service to the community with a particular emphasis on volunteer activity and leadership outside of work for bar associations.

 The Procedure

The nomination form, along with appropriate supporting materials is below.  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015 to The Coburn Community Service Award Committee, c/o Legal Aid of Western Missouri, 1125 Grand Avenue, Suite 1900, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106.  Applications may also be submitted on-line to glombardi@lawmo.org.  Any questions should be directed by e-mail to Gregg Lombardi at glombardi@lawmo.org.

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