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W&L Receives Virginia Bar Access to Justice Awards

— by on June 1st, 2015

Washington and Lee University has swept the 2015 summer access to justice awards given by the Virginia State Bar (VSB).

Katherine Moss, a member of the law class of 2015, won the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. Moss won the award based on her extensive pro bono work in indigent criminal defense, and specifically indigent death penalty defense. During her three years in law school, Moss devoted over 1200 hours of pro bono service beyond her academic responsibilities and extracurricular activities. More from the VSB website.

Jeremy P. White, a member of the law class of 2002, received the Legal Aid Award presented by the Special Committee on Access to Legal Services. Recipients are chosen for their advocacy, quality of service, and impact beyond their service area. White, who is managing attorney at the Lynchburg office of the Virginia Legal Aid Society, was praised for his work protecting consumers from violations of federal law. More from the VSB website.

And finally, Robert “Robin” C. Wood III, who received his undergraduate degree from W&L in 1962 and is an adjunct professor at the law school, received the Tradition of Excellence Award from the Virginia State Bar’s General Practice Section. The award recognizes a lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and who has benefitted the community and enhanced the esteem of general practice attorneys in Virginia. More from the VSB website.

The awards will be presented during the annual meeting of the Virginia State Bar in Virginia Beach on June 19.

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