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.
Jennifer D. Kearney, Bradley Law Office, PC
Before joining the Grand Island firm in 2014, Jennifer spent 8 years as a public defender and juvenile defense attorney, 6 years in North Platte, and 2 years in Hall County. Jennifer is a Certified Guardian ad Litem, Certified Juvenile Defense Trainer through the Juvenile Immersion Training Program, and 2011 graduate of the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy. She serves on various boards in the Grand Island community. Jennifer was selected to receive a Visionary Award for her tireless commitment to ensure that women and children find safety and stability through the provision of pro bono legal services.
Ryan Sullivan, University of Nebraska College of Law
Ryan is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He is Chair of the College of Law Pro Bono Committee, member of the NSBA Legal Services Committee and Pro Bono Summit Committee, member of the Lincoln Community Foundation Veteran Support Legal Task Force, and Treasurer of the NSBA Military Law Section. Ryan was selected to receive a Visionary Award for his outstanding commitment to pro bono service and for implementation of programs to help more low-income Nebraskans access a lawyer. Since joining the law school faculty in 2013, Ryan helped create a pro bono certificate program for law school students and a Veteran’s Advocacy Project, hosting coffee and counsel events at local Starbucks to connect law students with veterans needing assistance with legal issues. In March 2018, he introduced Child Support Modification Clinic in Lincoln, bringing law students and lawyers together to help low-income residents prepare court documents to represent themselves in child support modification proceedings.
Brouillette Dugan Troshynski P.C., LLO, North Platte
Top left to right: Timothy P. Brouillette, William Troshynski, Vincent J. Dugan Bottom left to right: Audrey Bellew, Todd Jeffers
This team of attorneys are members of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Lincoln County Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Members of the firm serve on various community boards and organizations, and they provide legal services to community-based nonprofits in matters furthering the organizational purposes. The firm was selected to receive a Visionary Award for its commitment to and encouragement of pro bono service. As the need for pro bono services increases each year, the firm consistently responds to requests from the Volunteer Lawyers Project to assist low-income residents.
Click the nomination form tab to submit an electronic nomination for the Visionary Award for 2019. Nominations must be received by December 14, 2018 for consideration. Nominations will be reviewed by the NSBA Legal Services Committee. Recipients will be honored at the 2019 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.