Presented to recognize outstanding attorneys in their service to further the mission of the NSBA or dedication to programs sponsored by the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation. Up to three Visionary Awards are awarded annually. *Photos provided by the Daily Record
Molly Brummond, University of Nebraska College of Law
Molly Brummond, Assistant Dean for External Relations and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Molly was instrumental in the development of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Nebraska College of Law, an initiative focused on providing women lawyers, at every stage of their career, with the leadership skills and professional network needed to successfully navigate the profession. Molly is passionate about leadership and understanding how the theories, skills, and concepts associated apply in the context of lawyering. She is one of the principle developers of the College’s Build Your Character program – a program that works to identify leadership and professional skills development opportunities for students that occur both inside and outside of the classroom.
Terry Grennan, Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas
Terry Grennan, an attorney at Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas law firm in Omaha, has served for more than two decades on the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program (NLAP) committee, which provides confidential assistance to lawyers, judges and law students troubled by substance abuse, stress, depression and other issues impairing their ability to practice. During his time serving on the committee, Terry has embodied the principle of service within the Bar Association by assisting his fellow lawyers in their time of need. Terry is a past chair of the NLAP Committee and now serves on the NLAP Advisory Committee. He has also presented as part of numerous NLAP continuing legal education and outreach programs. Terry’s work has not only benefitted individual lawyers in need but also helped strengthen the legal profession. While Terry would be the first to point out that many lawyers have provided valuable contributions to the NLAP Committee since its inception, Terry is a great example of providing service without the need or desire for recognition — simply doing it because it’s the right thing to do.
Todd Richardson, Husch Blackwell
Todd Richardson, a partner with Husch Blackwell leads the firm’s Real Estate Private Equity, Joint Ventures and Investment Funds practice. In addition to his work, Todd has devoted hundreds of hours to pro bono matters. He serves as a Board Member of Rejuvenating Women and provides legal support for the organization’s transactional matters, which include Omaha’s first safe house for sex trafficking survivors, The Restored Wings Home. In addition, he is involved with Husch Blackwell’s Human Trafficking Legal Clinic. Todd has handled a wrongful death pro bono case. He has also worked on other pro bono matters regarding nonprofit maintenance and real estate matters for several 501(c)(3) organizations. He has advanced the legal profession through leadership, furthered the administration of justice as a legal advocate for others, and dedicated significant time to public interest. Todd also serves as a mentor to young associates on hundreds of hours of pro bono work.
Click the nomination form tab to submit an electronic nomination for the Visionary Award for 2020. Nominations must be received by December 27, 2019 for consideration. Nominations will be reviewed by the NSBA Legal Services Committee. Recipients will be honored at the 2020 Barristers Ball. Download a paper nomination form for the Visionary Award. Mail completed paper nomination forms to NSBA Volunteer Lawyers Project 635 S 14th. Street Lincoln, NE 68508, email to [email protected] or fax to (402) 475-7098.