Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2019
Supreme Judicial Court to Present Pro Bono Committee Awards to Four Attorneys and a Recent Law School Graduate
Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd will present the annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to four attorneys and a recent law school graduate in recognition of their outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services for those in need. The awards are named in honor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
The SJC's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services has selected the following attorneys to receive awards:
And for the Adams law student award, the Committee has selected:
Certificates will also be presented to those listed on the 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 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 Rule 6.1 of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys. The awards ceremony is one of many activities celebrating and building support for pro bono legal work in Massachusetts during the month of October. The American Bar Association has declared October 20 to 26 as Pro Bono Week.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
3:30 p.m. -- Pro Bono Honor Roll Ceremony for Law Students
4:00 p.m. -- Adams Awards and Pro Bono Honor Roll Ceremony for Attorneys
Seven Justice Courtroom
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108