Locke Lord Honored with 2014 Champions for Children Award for ‎Support of Washington D.C.'s Children's Law Center ‎

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    March 31, 2014 - Locke Lord has been named by the Washington, D.C.-based Children's Law ‎Center as a 2014 Champion for Children in recognition of its support of D.C.'s most ‎vulnerable children.

    Children's Law Center is the largest legal services organization in the District of Columbia and ‎the only one to focus on children. The organization provides free legal services to at-risk ‎children who require assistance to meet their most basic needs: a quality education, good ‎health and a permanent, loving home.‎

    Through its annual fundraising campaign, Locke Lord's D.C. office donated $12,800 to ‎Children's Law Center – more than any law firm office of its size. ‎

    ‎"The generous contributions by the attorneys and staff of Locke Lord's D.C. office will help ‎Children's Law Center continue its work toward providing every child in D.C. with a solid ‎foundation of family, health and education," said Locke Lord lawyer Jennifer Brough, a ‎Children's Law Center Advisory Board member and pro bono volunteer.‎

    In addition to financial support, Locke Lord also regularly provides pro bono services to ‎Children's Law Center. Several lawyers from the Firm have been appointed by the D.C. ‎Superior Court to serve as guardians ad litem, representing the best interests of children in ‎complex child custody cases. In their roles as guardians ad litem, the lawyers work ‎collaboratively with families, schools, social services agencies, law enforcement and the ‎courts.‎

    The commitment Locke Lord's D.C. office has demonstrated to Children's Law Center is part ‎of a larger Firm-wide pledge to give back to the communities in which we serve. Locke Lord's ‎active Pro Bono Committee involves lawyers in each of the Firm's 11 U.S. offices. In 2013, ‎Locke Lord attorneys devoted more than 10,000 hours to pro bono work, ranging from ‎complex political asylum cases that seek safety for people persecuted in their native ‎countries to simple tax matters that make huge differences in the lives of everyday people.  ‎

    ‎"We are thrilled to present Locke Lord with this year's Champions for Children award for their ‎generous support of the District's children," said Judith Sandalow, executive director of ‎Children's Law Center. "Because of their support, many more at-risk children will have legal ‎advocates in their corner to help them find a stable home, and overcome barriers to their ‎special education and health needs." ‎

    Locke Lord consistently ranks among American Lawyer's top 100 U.S. law firms. The Firm's ‎full range of practice and industry areas serve national and international clients from offices ‎in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New ‎Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It has an excellent ‎reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers ‎building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed ‎to meet clients' long-term strategic goals. ‎


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