John Bouma Award

John J. Bouma Philanthropy Award

Acknowledging the lifelong contribution of John Bouma, this award is given to an individual, group, or organization that has demonstrated an understanding of the importance and commitment to raising support for justice in Arizona

Nominations are due March 1st and are to include the individual's name; firm if applicable; address & other contact information; the award for which they are being nominated and contact information of the nominators; a summary of their characteristics, experiences, and service that qualifies them for the award; and support letters from others may be included. The nomination packets should be sent to The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, ATTN: Kevin S. Ruegg, 4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or email to [email protected].

Awards Acknowledged in conjunction with the Foundation participation in the annual Arizona State Bar Convention.

Email Nomination

2020 Awardee


Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie has a long history of supporting legal aid in Arizona and across our nation.  Since 2010 they have donated nearly 3.3 million to legal aid!  A huge supporter of immigrant services, Perkins Coie has supported Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (who nominated Perkins for this award) and always has a firm member on their board if possible. 

Their support goes beyond the strictly financial as the law firm has an active pro bono practice.  In 2019, the firm donated the equivalent of $38 million in free legal services.  Perkins Coie’s pro bono department provides support for criminal and Constitutional law challenges, Immigration and Asylum, Military and Veterans Rights, Domestic Violence Survivors, and Community Economic Development to just name a few.

Perkins Coie is also a Life Time Fellow of the Foundation having donated over $25,000 to legal services.  Thank you for your years of support!


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