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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Boyd Alumnus Terry Johnson ‘11 Recognized by District Court Bench

Boyd alumnus Terry Johnson ‘11 was featured on the Eighth Judicial District Court’s blog on March 26 in a post titled “Lawyer Who Puts In Time To Help Those With Low Income Gets Recognition From Bench.”

Johnson was recently selected pro bono attorney for the month of March and honored by the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada. The initiative, called “The One Campaign,” is part of a larger effort the U.S. Department of Justice launched to address the deficiencies and gaps in legal services for the poor and middle class. The campaign, which encourages attorneys to do pro bono work, partners the Eighth Judicial District Court with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to help those in the community receive needed legal services.

The article reads: “Presiding Civil Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez read his introduction at the March civil judges meeting and conveyed that Terry is an enthusiastic Pro Bono Project volunteer since 2013. He willingly seeks new cases and also volunteers for Ask-a-Lawyer sessions. As an attorney for the State Gaming Control Board, he was instrumental in spearheading a project to help low income individuals appeal gaming work card denials, so that they could improve their chances of approval and their chances to get work. Since 2013, Terry handled an abuse and neglect case, two divorce cases and a Supreme Court appeal…”