Pro bono attorneys honored by New Hanover County Bar Association and Legal Aid of NC
November 3, 2010 Media Release, LANC-Wilmington Office

(Wilmington) - On Wednesday, the New Hanover County Bar Association and the Wilmington Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) honored Wilmington attorneys for their pro bono (free) civil legal services to LANC clients. 

The pro bono awards were presented at a luncheon meeting at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington attended by 65 attorneys and judges. 

Among those recognized were:  Jenny H. Connors (Williams Mullin), Auley M. Crouch III (Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP), Mark S. King (Mark S. King, PC), Andrew K. McVey (Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC), Michael Murchison (Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC), Andrew W. Olsen (Elder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen), Karen F. Richards (Brock & Scott, PLLC), Heather H. Szajda (Heather H. Szajda, PLC), Tonya L. Turner (Law Office of Tonya L. Turner), James C. Williams, and the law firm of Williams Mullen.

Auley M. "Lee" Crouch, IIIAuley M. Crouch, III also received the Addison Hewlett, Jr. Award for exemplary pro bono representation of LANC clients for several years and encouraging other attorneys throughout North Carolina to provide pro bono services to LANC clients.

The Honorable Superior Court Judge Phyllis M. Gorham, presented comments on the importance of attorneys providing pro bono legal assistance to persons who cannot afford to hire an attorney.

The LANC-Wilmington Office has six attorneys and four paralegals to provide civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly clients in the following seven southeastern counties: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender.  Legal advice and representation is provided in various areas including domestic violence, government benefits, consumer law, elder law, employment law, and housing law. 

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Richard M. Klein (Senior Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of NC-Wilmington Office),Wilmington, NC, 910-763-6207


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