Applications for the 2018 Emil Gumpert Award are due October 2, 2017.

  • A Fellow of the College, or a State or Province Committee of the College, may nominate a program.  The nomination should take the form of a letter that explains the relationship of the nominator to the applicant and the nominator’s support of the program.  The nominator’s letter may be included with the organization’s application, and must be submitted by the deadline noticed above. A nomination is not required for an application to be considered.
  • Applicants for the Emil Gumpert Award should complete the form as thoroughly as possible, attaching additional pages, as necessary, to complete any given question.  Applicants are invited to submit any additional helpful information, such as statement of purpose, financial data and letters of support, in PDF format. 
  • Applications should be signed and dated by an authorized representative and submitted to the National Office of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  All nominations, applications, supplemental information and letters of support must be received no later than the application submission deadline noticed above.
  • Letters of support from persons or groups outside the organization, such as a partner organization, judge, local government agency or community group, or esteemed member of the community, may be included with the application.
  • The Emil Gumpert Award Committee generally does not favor applications seeking funds for general operating expenses, to support existing programs, or to add new employees who perform the pre-existing work of the applicant.  Past winners have sought funding for new, well-defined programs that, if successful, could be replicated elsewhere.
  • Submit the completed form as a PDF attachment in an email to:
  • The winner of the Award will be notified in March 2018.  All other applicants will be notified of the decision at that time. 
  • The winner is asked to provide a report one year after the disbursement on how the money was used.