HOWARD K. BERRY SR. AWARD
The Howard K. Berry, Sr. Award is given to an individual who resides in Oklahoma County or a charitable organization that is located in Oklahoma County to honor that individual’s or organization’s outstanding achievement or contribution to Justice or the Justice System. The winner of the Award will be honored by the presentation and by a cash award of $10,000 from the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation.
The winner of the Howard K. Berry, Sr. Award shall be selected by the Board of the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation from the Nominations received without any action on the part of the Nominee to seek this award or enter the proceedings. One need not be an attorney or member of the Bar to make a nomination, but one must be a resident of Oklahoma County to make a nomination.
The winner of the award need not be an attorney or employed in the legal profession or the Justice System, but the winner’s achievement or contribution must advance the charitable purposes of the Foundation to advance the cause of Justice, equal access to justice for all and/or the improvement of the Justice system. No nominee will be disqualified by having been previously nominated for any other award in recognition of his, her or its achievement or contribution to Justice and/or the Justice System or the Legal Profession. The Winner of the Award will not be required to render any substantial future services as a condition to receiving the prize or the Award.
This award is made possible through the generous gift of Oklahoma County Attorney, Howard K. Berry, Jr., to honor is father and long time Oklahoma County Attorney, Howard K. Berry, Sr. Mr. Berry’s gift has established the Howard K. Berry, Sr. Fund at the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation to provide funds for the Howard K. Berry, Sr. Award and support other causes related to law and justice.
No Special form is required to make a nomination, but a form is available to assist you in the process at the office of the Oklahoma County Bar Association at 119 N. Robinson, Suite 240, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 and will be available at www.okcbar.org. Please keep the following in mind when making nominations:
The entire nomination – letter, supporting materials, clippings, seconding letters and attachments included may be no longer that five single-sided, 8 1/2” x 11” pages. No Exceptions.
The Nomination must contain contact information of the nominating individual including verifiable information as to the qualification of the individual to make the nomination and the Nominee’s qualification to receive the Award.
2009 Howard K. Berry Sr. Award Recipient --- Gary Taylor
2010 Howard K. Berry Sr. Award Recipient -- G. Gail Stricklin
2011 Howad K. Berry Sr. Award Recipient -- Center for Child Abuse & Neglect
2012 Howard K. Berry Sr. Award Recipient -- Derek Burch
2013 Howard K. Berry Sr. Award Recipient -- Rev. John Reed