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Pro Bono Award Winners Selected

Pro Bono Award Winners Selected

The winners of the North Carolina Bar Association’s 2016 Pro Bono Awards have been selected. The recipients were chosen by members of the Pro Bono Activities Committee and will be recognized during the NCBA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.

The winner of the William Thorp Pro Bono Attorney Award is Auley M. “Lee” Crouch of Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed in Wilmington. He was nominated by George Hausen and Celia Pistolis of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

The winner of the Chief Justice Award is the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Carolinas Chapter. The nomination was submitted by Ken Schorr of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

The winner of the Deborah Greenblatt Award is Kelly Clarke of Legal Aid of North Carolina in Raleigh. She was nominated by George Hausen and Celia Pistolis of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

The winner of the Large Law Firm Award is McGuireWoods. The firm, with offices worldwide including Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, was nominated by Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina-Charlotte

The winner of the Small & Medium Law Firm Award is Everett Gaskins Hancock of Raleigh. The firm was nominated by Beth Froehling of Campbell Law School.

The winner of the Law Student Group Award is the North Carolina Central University School of Law Legal Aid Ambassadors. The group was nominated by Page Potter of the NCCU School of Law.

The Younger Lawyer Award will be presented to Rachel Blunk of Sharpless & Stavola in Greensboro. She was nominated by Brooks Jaffa of Cranford, Buckley, Schultze, Tomchin, Allen & Buie in Charlotte.