Pro bono attorneys honored by New Hanover County Bar Association
and Legal Aid of NC
November 3, 2010 Media Release, LANC-Wilmington
(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
Among those recognized were:
Jenny H. Connors (Williams Mullin),
Auley M. Crouch III (Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm &
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
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
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.
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.
Richard M. Klein (Senior Managing Attorney, Legal Aid of
NC-Wilmington Office),Wilmington, NC, 910-763-6207
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