2018 Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon Recognizes Pro Bono Excellence

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Adel Johnson | 312.986.4099 | johnsonadel@metrofamily.org
Ann Pinkney l 312.986.4032 l pinkneya@metrofamily.org
Metropolitan Family Services | One North Dearborn, 10th Fl. | Chicago, IL 60602 l www.metrofamily.org

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2018 Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon Recognizes Pro Bono Excellence
United’s Brett Hart Among Honorees

CHICAGO (October 26, 2018) – The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services’ annual Equal Access to Justice Award Luncheon raised more than $333,000 as 300 leaders from Chicago’s legal community gathered to honor outstanding contributions to pro bono law at the event on Oct. 23, 2018, held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Brett Hart, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of United Airlines, received the William H. Avery Award for Equal Access to Justice for contributions to pro bono law. In addition, Winston & Strawn LLP and R. Thomas Howell of the American Bar Association (retired) were honored for leadership in corporate and individual pro bono law respectively.

The Legal Aid Society’s Equal Access to Justice luncheon supports critical legal services for low-income families in the Chicago area, and recognizes the outstanding pro bono work supporting those services.

Photos are available for download here.

About the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services

The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services (LAS) pioneered the concept of equal access to justice more than 130 years ago. LAS provides critical legal services to low-income families in the Chicago area, protecting them in cases of domestic violence, elder abuse, housing and consumer issues, and human trafficking. Today LAS serves more than 11,000 families and individuals each year.

LAS is part of Metropolitan Family Services, which has been empowering Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities since 1857. www.metrofamily.org

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