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Friday, November 7, 2014

Boyd School of Law Professor, Alumni Honored at Champions of Justice Luncheon

On Oct. 28, William S. Boyd Professor of Law Francine Lipman and several Boyd graduates were honored at the Nevada Legal Services Champions of Justice Luncheon.

Professor Lipman received the 2014 Special Recognition Award, given to a community partner who is supportive of pro bono work and equal access to justice. Professor Lipman was selected as the award recipient for her support of the Nevada Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. She also helped coordinate and teach two continuing legal education courses sponsored by Nevada Legal Services.

Boyd alumna Hai Ling Chu ‘11 was named the 2014 Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year, a distinction given to an attorney who goes above and beyond to provide pro bono services throughout the year. She was honored for taking several pro bono cases, teaching a continuing legal education course sponsored by Nevada Legal Services, and providing legal advice at many of the organization’s local and rural outreach clinics.

The following alumni were recognized for serving as clinic attorney volunteers:

Hai Ling Chu ‘11
Kimberly Cooper ‘05
Michael Delee ‘10
Courtney Dolan ‘03
Nichole Duru ‘11
Lorrie Haug ‘02
Suzanne Hyte ‘10
Terry Johnson ‘11
Carol Kingman ‘02
Chan Lengsavath ‘11
Sophia Long ‘03
Sue Martinelli ‘03
Joey Mott ‘11
Maren Parry ‘05
Corey Schmutz ‘10
Homa Woodrum ‘07

The following alumni were recognized for taking pro bono cases:

Hai Ling Chu ‘11
Michael DeLee ‘10
Christopher Ford ‘09
Matthew Friedman ‘09
Arun Gupta ‘08
Nancy Harkess ‘04
Kerstan Hubbs ‘09
Terry Johnson ‘11
Bonnie Lonardo ‘03
Maren Parry ‘05
Frank Phelan ‘07
Erik Severino ‘06
David Thoman ‘11