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WVU College of Law Students Win 2023 Distinguished Pro Bono Award

Written by Legal Aid WV


The Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for 2023 is awarded to the Law Students at the West Virginia University College of Law. The award was given at the WV State Bar Annual Dinner in April 2024.

WVU College of law students are presented with the 2023 Distinguished Pro Bono Award

Not only do students at the College of Law regularly perform community service in the Morgantown area, but they also use their developing legal skills to help low-income and vulnerable West Virginians. In 2023, College of Law students supported domestic violence victims through representation at Domestic Violence Protective Order hearings in Monongalia County regularly, participated in clinics in coordination with Legal Aid and attorney volunteers to help people screen for bankruptcy, complete name change packets, and answer questions through the State Bar’s West Virginia Free Legal Answers Program. Four students at the College of Law also volunteer regularly during the school year to support Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program.

About the Distinguished Pro Bono Award

Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award recognizes a lawyer, law firm, or group whose pro bono efforts in a given year have gone “above and beyond” the call of duty and are deserving of special recognition.

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