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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Boyd Alumni, Student Honored at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Boyd alumni Paola Armeni, Laura Deeter, and Amber Robinson as well as student Shannon Phenix were honored on Dec. 6 at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s (LACSN) Pro Bono Awards Luncheon.

Armeni ’03 was awarded the Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award, which is given in honor of Williams, who worked to have lawyer representation in court for abused and neglected children. This award recognized Armeni as an attorney who gives a voice to the community’s most vulnerable victims.

Deeter ‘07 received the Louis Wiener Service Award, which is given in memory of Wiener for his dedication to domestic violence victims. Deeter was honored with the award for her commitment to representing domestic violence victims.

Robinson ‘06 was honored with the Ask-A-Lawyer Community Commitment Award for her work week after week to make the Ask-A-Lawyer Program possible. The LACSN offers a variety of Ask-A-Lawyer programs for unrepresented individuals to receive free 15-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys.

Phenix was named the Public Interest Law Student of Distinction. The award recognizes a law student who has made a substantial contribution to the community through public interest law and the promotion of access to justice.