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President’s Award in Recognition of Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services 
The President’s Award in Recognition of Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services is given annually to the Clearwater Bar member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to pro bono legal services during the past year.  

John U. Bird Judicial Excellence Award
In remembrance of Judge John U. Bird, this award recognizes a member of the present judiciary who demonstrates high ideals, personal character, judicial competence and service.

George W. Greer Judicial Independence Award
This award is given in recognition of exemplary demonstration of Judicial Independence.

Allen L. Moore Gold Badge Award
This award recognizes an outstanding law enforcement officer in north Pinellas County who has best demonstrated the ideals and objectives of our legal system and of the United States Constitution by virtue of:
         •Promoting a better understanding of the legal system, the persons who operate within it,
           and its 
functions;
         • Creating, by act of example, a greater respect for the law and our system of justice;
         • Stimulating a sense of community awareness and pride in the law as well as a sense of
            individual
responsibility as to rights and responsibilities.

Ralph Richards Award 
Presented to a member of the Clearwater Bar Association, this award recognizes an extraordinary sense of care, dedication, concern and service to both the legal profession and the community at large as exemplified by the late Ralph Richards. 

Liberty Bell Award
The Liberty Bell Award is presented to a non-lawyer for outstanding service in one of the following areas:
         • Promoting a better understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights;
         • Encouraging a greater respect for law and the courts;
         • Stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties
            as well 
as their rights;
         • Contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government;
         • Fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

Rising Prosecutor of the Year 
The purpose of the Rising Prosecutor of the Year Award is to give special recognition and encouragement to young, front-line prosecutors who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their work. This award is presented annually to an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit who is 35 years or under, or has been practicing for five years or less, and who has shown exemplary integrity, fairness, and professional ethics as a prosecutor. A recipient, or list of nominees, is selected by the judiciary of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and delivered to the Clearwater Bar Association by the Chief Judge or his or her designee.

Rising Public Defender of the Year 
The purpose of the Rising Public Defender of the Year Award is to give special recognition and encouragement to young public defenders who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their work. This award is presented annually to a Public Defender in the Sixth Judicial Circuit who is 35 years or under, or has been practicing for five years or less, and who has shown exemplary integrity, fairness, and professional ethics as a public defender. A recipient, or list of nominees, is selected by the judiciary of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and delivered to the Clearwater Bar Association by the Chief Judge or his or her designee.