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CHICAGO, Jan.30, 2015 – Call for Justice LLC will receive the 2015 Louis M. Brown Award on Feb. 6 during the American Bar Association 2015 Midyear Meeting in Houston.
The Louis M. Brown Award for legal access honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class and those of moderate incomes with lawyers who provide affordable legal information, services and representation.
Call for Justice collaborates with United Way 211, Minnesota’s largest information and referral resource, to provide training on how to make better, more targeted legal referrals to available programs. By partnering with 211, C4J is able to reach the population of people who call in for help that may not realize their problem has a legal solution.
In addition, two legal projects will receive meritorious recognition in this year’s Brown Award competition: ALPS Attorney Match, an online network that connects lawyers with seasoned mentors who are retiring or near retirement, and Avvo Advisor, a service that connects consumers with lawyers for a 15-minute phone call, for a small fixed fee.
The annual awards are presented by the ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services in memory of Louis M. Brown, who worked to improve access to legal services by advancing the idea of legal clinics in the 1950s and later with his students as a professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law.
The Standing Committee determines the honorees from nominations received from across the country. This year, the committee provided an opportunity for the general public to vote on an award recipient from the 30 nominations it received before the nomination deadline in December 2014. National Health Law Program, a non-profit law firm that protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families, was selected from more than 3,100 voters to receive the inaugural Brown Select Award.
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