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Librarians Honored with Friend of Pro Bono Award

Krishanda Harrison Sanders and Amanda Tumminello Taylor were honored by the Louisiana State Bar Association this year at the 2023 Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony.  They each received a Friend of Pro Bono Award for their work to ensure residents had legal resources this year by establishing a Legal Help Access Point in their libraries.

The Louisiana State Bar Association Friend of Pro Bono Award recognizes individuals or groups that have made major contributions to the enhancement and promotion of pro bono legal services to the poor. The award recognizes services that support and promote pro bono efforts which do not involve handling a pro bono case. 

In conjunction with National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Lawyers in Libraries 2023 is taking place October 22-28, 2023. With the hopes of reaching as many patrons as possible, they will be hosting in-person and by phone Ask-a-Lawyer consultations. They will also be providing daily legal presentations live-streamed on the Lawyers in Libraries Facebook page by attorney volunteers, focusing on common legal issues such as tenants’ rights, divorce and custody, estate planning, etc. With the help of Louisiana libraries, this hybrid model will continue to allow Lawyers in Libraries to connect thousands of Louisianans with critical legal assistance.

If you would like to host an event at your library during the week of Lawyers in Libraries, visit www.louisianalawyersinlibraries.org.



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