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Jenner & Block has been selected to receive the 2010 Beacon of Justice Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. The award honors law firms that exemplify an “extraordinary commitment to providing pro bono legal representation in the area of immigration law.” The NLADA is a nonprofit group that represents legal aid and public defender programs and individual advocates for low-income clients nationwide.
The NLADA recognized only 34 law firms from across the country that have “set the bar high” and are “leaders in the creation of innovative models that attack systemic injustices on myriad fronts” in the area of immigration law. The review committee was “genuinely moved by the investment of time and legal representation” that the Firm provided to clients on a variety of immigration matters.
The award will be presented at the NLADA’s 2010 Exemplar Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on October 6. The theme of this year’s dinner is “Championing Justice: Marching Toward 100 Years” and the organization will also present Justice John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, with the Justice John Paul Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner David W. DeBruin will serve as Co-Chair of the event this year.