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Legal Aid Society of D.C. Honors Paul Smith as a “Servant of Justice”

Jenner & Block Partner Paul M. Smith was recently honored with one of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia’s “Servant of Justice Awards.”  According to Bisnow’s coverage of the award celebration on April 18, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, a former partner at the firm, presented the award to Paul.   Mr. Verrilli spoke about Paul’s role in reshaping voting rights and election law, constitutional rights for the LGBT community and privacy rights.  It was also noted that Paul argued the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case before the U.S. Supreme Court and worked to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act.