December 2014 Bar Bulletin
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December 2014 Bar Bulletin

KCBA Happenings

Annual Recognition Event Honors Pro Bono Services Volunteers and Foundation Donors

By Gwen Remmen

 

King County Bar 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award recipients with the Honorable Ronald E. Cox. From left: Christian C. Weinmann, Jessica McColl Neilson, Phillip Bryant, Heather Sims, Judge Cox, Jason Knight, Jonathan Milstein and David Tift, who accepted the Joe Gaffney Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award on behalf of his late wife, Gail N. Wahrenberger.

The King County Bar Association and King County Bar Foundation celebrated their Pro Bono Services volunteers and Foundation donors at the Annual Recognition Event on October 28 at the Women's University Club. KCBA President Steven Rovig and KCBF President Derek Crick opened the awards ceremony and expressed heartfelt thanks to event attendees for their dedication to ensuring access to the legal system through public service.

Court of Appeals Judge Ronald E. Cox, a longtime advocate for civil legal aid and diversity within the legal profession, delivered the keynote address, continuing the message of gratitude with his uplifting remarks about the value of public service.

KCBA Pro Bono Services Committee Chair Colleen Kinerk and KCBA Pro Bono Services Director Threesa Milligan presented the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards to the following seven recipients for their outstanding work to uphold the PBS mission of ensuring equal and non-discriminatory access to legal services for low-income King County residents who would not otherwise receive legal assistance.

Phillip Bryant joined the Housing Justice Project-Seattle as a volunteer legal assistant in August 2013. He devotes three or more days each week to the Seattle clinic assisting both low-income clients facing eviction and volunteer attorneys. Bryant also serves as a trainer and mentor for the HJP-Seattle volunteer legal assistant team.


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