Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Committee Honors Attorneys and a Recent Law School Graduate with Awards for Pro Bono Work
BOSTON, MA -- At a ceremony Thursday in the Seven Justice Courtroom of the John Adams Courthouse, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd presented Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to three attorneys and a recent law school graduate in recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services for those in need. The annual awards are named in honor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
Selected by the SJC's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, the following received awards:
with a special student award to:
Certificates were also presented to those listed on the SJC's Pro Bono Honor Roll. The Honor Roll each year recognizes law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government legal offices, non-profit organizations and law school faculties that certify that they have performed a minimum number of hours of approved pro bono legal services during the previous calendar year, and law students who have done so during their law school careers.
The SJC's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services works to promote volunteer legal work in Massachusetts to help people of limited means in need of legal representation, in accordance with SJC Rule 6.1. The awards ceremony is one of many activities celebrating and building support for pro bono legal work in Massachusetts during the month of October, a month officially proclaimed Pro Bono Month by Governor Charlie Baker.