We present initial results of an all-sky search for cool, low-mass stars and brown dwarfs within 20 pc. We have used the near-infrared photometry provided by the 2-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) Second Incremental Data Release to create a target list of 1793 candidates with 6 < J < 17 and J – K > 1. Follow-up observations and existing data have enabled over 85% of the sample to be classified. Spectral types and distances have been derived for over 250 nearby dwarfs, including 39 newly discovered L dwarfs. In this poster, we discuss our selection methods and present preliminary results.