The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that it has been selected to receive the Beacon of Justice Award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA). This is the second time in four years the law firm has been chosen as a recipient of this award. The award will be presented on September 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

This year, Quarles & Brady will be honored for its significant commitment to providing pro bono legal services. Nominated by the State Public Defender's office, Quarles & Brady was selected for its firm-wide criminal appellate and death penalty representation and a Truancy Court project initiated by Milwaukee office lawyers in the Appleton (WI) school district. That project provides pro bono legal assistance to unrepresented students.

“We are honored and humbled to receive the Beacon of Justice award for a second time,” said Pro Bono Coordinator Mike Gonring. “We want to thank the lawyers, paralegals and staff members involved in these efforts for their time and commitment in helping to provide legal representation to those who cannot afford it.”

About the National Legal Aid & Defender Association

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. For 100 years, NLADA has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local level through the creation of its public defender system, development of nationally applicable standards for legal representation, groundbreaking legal legislation and the creation of important institutions such as the Legal Services Corporation. NLADA serves as the collective voice for U.S. civil legal aid and public defender services and provides advocacy, training, technical assistance and the NLADA Insurance Program to its members, who are comprised of legal professionals, institutions and the people they represent.

About Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found, and on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.