Las Vegas, NV (December 11, 2012) - Lionel Sawyer & Collins attorneys were recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at its 12th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon held on December 7, 2012. Those honored for their contributions this year to the Center’s Pro Bono programs inc lude:

♦ Shareholders Elizabeth Brickfield, Doreen Spears Hartwell and Erin Flynn were named to the “50 Hours Club,” for their donation of over 50 hours of service.

♦ Shareholders Rodney Jean, Elizabeth Brickfield, Doreen Spears Hartwell, Jennifer Roberts and Christopher Mathews, joined by associate Ryan Andersen, were listed on the “2012 Honor Roll” for each having taken at least one pro bono case.

♦ Ten attorneys were recognized for providing pro bono clinic assistance to unrepresented individuals through the Ask-a-Lawyer programs, This group included shareholder Maximiliano Couvillier and associates Lucas Tucker, Kevin Hejmanowski, Mohamed Iqbal, Mark Gardberg, Marla DaVee, Steven Anderson, Ryan Andersen, Var Lordahl and new associate Kendal Davis, who recently joined the Firm. 

The Legal Aid Center also acknowledged the strong contribution to their important work by shareholders Senator Richard Bryan and Maximiliano Couvillier, who serve as Counsel to the Legal Aid Center Board of Directors and Richard Morgan, Of Counsel to the Firm, also a member of the Board of Directors. Doreen Spears Hartwell serves on the Center’s Pro Bono Advisory Council. 

Lionel Sawyer & Collins has a long tradition of providing pro bono service to the community. Shareholder Max Couvillier chairs the Firm’s Pro Bono committee and also serves as General Counsel for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. He points out that that sixteen Lionel Sawyer & Collins’ attorneys have volunteered their professional services through various programs offered by the Legal Aid Center in the past year. In 2010, the Firm was named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Decade and was acknowledged for having provided over 7,000 pro bono hours and helping more than 100 pro bono clients over the past decade. Attorneys at Lionel Sawyer & Collins will have contributed their expertise on a volunteer basis for approximately 450 hours in 2012. 

About the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) is a private, nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing free legal advice, advocacy and representation to residents of Clark County. LACSN has been serving the community since 1958. In addition to pro bono representation on cases, the Center also offers a variety of Ask-a-Lawyer programs where unrepresented individuals can receive brief one-on-one consultations with pro bono attorneys for a variety of issues. Working in conjunction with other organizations, these services include family law, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosure mediation, small business matters and the homeless assistance project. 

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