Elizabeth King received the Bar Association’s 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for volunteering her time with the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and helping clients with uncontested divorces, unemployment insurance cases and domestic relations orders.
Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger said in a statement that King took on the pro bono work with “genuine concern, dedication and generosity.”
“As lawyers we have a duty and responsibility to better our communities and help our neighbors,” he stated. “Particularly now when government support for legal services has dropped and the need for legal services has grown significantly, pro bono services are more essential than ever.”
For a complete list of Bar Association award winners go to www.nysba.org/probonowinners.
Photo, from left: Vincent E. Doyle, president-elect of the NYS Bar Association, Elizabeth King and Stephen P. Younger with the 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award.