Each year, the Chattanooga Bar Association honors an outstanding citizen in the Chattanooga area with the “Liberty Bell Award” for public service. Nominations are currently being solicited for the 2021 award, to be presented during the annual Law Day Luncheon which will be held this year on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
All nominations should be received by Wednesday, Aug. 18 and sent to: Lynda Minks Hood, Executive Director, Chattanooga Bar Association, The Pioneer Building, Suite 420, 801 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402.
The purpose of the Liberty Bell Award is to recognize community service that has strengthened the America system of freedom under law. In selecting the recipient of this award, the Chattanooga Bar Association considers such service as including activities which (1) promotes better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights; (2) encourage a greater respect for the law and the courts; (3) stimulates a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights; (4) contribute to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and (5) foster a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
This award, presented annually by the Chattanooga Bar Association, will be selected from nominations received by the awards judges. Lawyers and judges are not eligible for the award; however, all other fields of endeavor are intended for the inclusion, namely education, business, sciences, communications, labor, government, religion, professions and youth organizations.