On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Jason C. Jowers, a director in Bayard, P.A.’s litigation group, was presented the Peter Perlman Service Award at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2019 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows in Bluffton, South Carolina. The award, presented to Mr. Jowers by Mr. Peter Perlman himself, recognizes LCA Fellows who give back to society to improve the lives of others.
In addition to his business litigation practice, Mr. Jowers is active in pro bono and charitable organizations. He serves as a court-appointed member of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, and he serves as the co-chair of its Judicial Branch Coordination in Helping Pro Se Litigants Subcommittee. The Delaware Supreme Court created the Access to Justice Commission in 2014 “to identify the critical needs related to access to justice in Delaware and to develop realistic and cost- effective solutions to meet those needs.” Mr. Jowers was one of the primary drafters of a 2017 report recommending that Delaware convert its underutilized law libraries into self-help centers for pro se litigants and outlining a plan for the conversion. Since that time, his subcommittee has been working with the court system to carry out the recommendations of the report. The first of three self-help centers opened in Wilmington in 2019. Mr. Jowers also regularly handles prisoner civil rights pro bono cases before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware as a member of the Federal Civil Panel. For the past ten years, Mr. Jowers served as chair of the Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, leading the efforts to plan and coordinate the state-wide competition. Finally, Mr. Jowers sits on the Board of the Food Bank of Delaware, which provides low- and no-cost food to qualified feeding programs throughout Delaware. Mr. Jowers serves on the Food Bank’s Advancement Committee, and he primarily focuses on efforts to raise funds for the Food Bank’s Back Pack Program, which annually provides more than 6,000 Delaware children at risk of hunger with nearly 200,000 nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals for preparation and consumption at home.
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