Eight Brownstein attorneys receive distinctions from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 10th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that eight attorneys in our Las Vegas office have been recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project for their contributions to pro bono cases in Nevada. Kate C. Lowenhar-Fisher, Josh M. Reid and Emily Phan each contributed 100 hours or more of their time in 2010 to be included in the 100 Hour Club, while Dennis C. Gutwald, Sean D. Lyttle, Andrew D. Moore and Rebecca L. Miltenberger each contributed 50 hours or more of voluntary legal work to be included in the organization’s 50 Hour Club.
“At Brownstein, pro bono work isn't an obligation we endure, it's an opportunity we relish,” said Lowenhar-Fisher, a member of Brownstein’s Pro Bono Committee. “It gives us the chance to give back to the community and allows us to uphold our core professional values. And it provides enriching personal and professional experiences for our attorneys and staff.”
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project coordinates private attorneys who generously volunteer to provide free legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Through the Project, attorneys provide assistance with matters including real estate, consumer fraud, bankruptcy and family law, including representation of domestic violence victims and child victims of abuse and neglect.
The attorneys who contribute their services to residents of Clark County through the Project are honored each year at a Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. Volunteers who contribute more than 100 hours in a year have their names added to a Pro Bono Honor Roll plaque displayed in the lobby of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Established in 1958, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a private, non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that ensures equal access to justice through free legal advice and representation for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Service areas include domestic violence, child abuse, consumer fraud and social security. Free classes are offered in bankruptcy, divorce, custody, small claims, guardianship and foreclosure mediation. Funding is provided through private donations, government grants and pro bono hours donated by local attorneys. Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information.