LIBERTY BELL AWARD
The Liberty Bell Award honors a person who contributes to a greater understanding of the legal system and improves the American system of justice.
The Liberty Bell Award was formally endorsed by the American Bar Association in 1964 for use by bar associations nationally to acknowledge those who perform outstanding community service, strengthen our system of justice, and contribute to a greater understanding of American law. The Liberty Bell Award is traditionally part of the American Bar Association’s Law Day celebration, which calls for all citizens to recognize the American legal system.
The St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, in accordance with numerous bar organizations nationwide, presents the award annually to a non-lawyer who promotes a better understanding to the rule of law, encourages greater respect for the law and the courts, contributes to good government in the community, and inspires a sense of civic responsibility.
The Liberty Bell Award recipient is honored at the Annual Law Day Luncheon and an annual St. Petersburg Foundation event. All Liberty Bell Award recipients are also honored on a St. Petersburg Bar Foundation Liberty Bell monument appearing at Stetson University College of Law.
Any non-lawyer residing in Pinellas County who has rendered exceptional community service and meets the criterion referenced can be considered by the Selection and Nomination Committees for the Liberty Bell Award.