Albany Law Students Honored for Pro Bono Work

Albany Law Students Honored for Pro Bono Work

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Date: 05/04/2007


Left to right: Jennifer Filomeno '07, Prof. Lenese Herbert, Shervon Small '07, KerryAnn Wright '07 and Pearline Guillaume '07. Photo courtesy LASNNY.

Three Albany Law students have been recently recognized for their dedication to providing pro bono legal services.

Olivia T. Nix '07 and Willow F. Baer '07 received The New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Award on April 30.

The President's Pro Bono Service Awards honors the outstanding pro bono service of lawyers, law firms, corporations, and law students and to convey a message to the legal profession and the general public about the importance of pro bono service in helping to provide all New Yorkers with access to the justice system.

Nix and Baer were recognized for creating Albany Law School's first Pro Bono Society. The organization encourages public service from Albany Law students through work with legal services organizations in the community.

Shervon Small '07 was also recently honored for his pro bono work. Small was recognized by The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York for his outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services.

Small has been a student in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center for the last two semesters. During that time Small has helped low-income clients resolve disputes with the IRS.

Small was honored during The Legal Aid Society's 6 th annual Law Day reception hosted by Albany Law School on May 1. The annual Law Day reception recognizes law students, local attorneys and community leaders for their support and effort in providing equal access to justice.