2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Alan Howard

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor or disadvantaged. 2014 recipients were honored at a luncheon during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. This is the third of a five-part series recognizing this year’s award winners.


Alan Howard is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s New York office. He also does extensive pro bono work. He represented one of the defendants in the nationally prominent “Jena 6” proceedings in Louisiana, a case of national prominence for its civil rights implications. Howard currently leads an effort on behalf of nearly 200 skilled workers from India who are alleged to be victims of one of the largest human trafficking schemes in the country’s history. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Click here to watch and listen as Mr. Howard shares his insights about receiving the award and his years of service.

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