The Pro Bono Program at Suffolk University Law School cordially invites you to attend the 5th Annual Pro Bono Award Ceremony and Reception to honor pro bono achievements in the community and the public service work of Suffolk Law students. This year's event will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-7:30pm at Suffolk University Law School.
This year we are pleased to present our Public Service Award to Janet Donovan, JD '89. Janet manages the Legal Advocacy Program at Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc., a multi-service agency for battered women and their children in Boston. A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Janet spent two years as a judicial clerk and several years in private practice specializing in domestic relations and special education law prior to joining Casa Myrna. She is a trustee and past president of the Women's Bar Foundation and a recipient of the Women's Bar Association's Leila J. Robinson Award for her contributions to the legal field and its Pro Bono Publico Award for her leadership in pro bono initiatives and her mentoring of young attorneys. Janet recently served as a president of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and currently serves as its treasurer. In 2012, she was named by Lawyers Weekly as one of the Top Women in the Law.
Lindy Aldrich, JD ‘06, Deputy Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, will present the award to celebrate Janet's decades-long dedication to and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and her leadership in pro bono and mentoring efforts.
This year we will also honor Lindsay Potter, JD ‘13, with the Pro Bono Program Student Award for her dedication to public interest and her involvement in the community. Lindsay participated in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project during her second year, teaching constitutional law and moot court skills to Boston-area high school students. As a Rappaport Fellow in the summer of 2012, she worked at the Boston Public Schools Office of the Legal Advisor. In addition, Lindsay has completed internships at Metrowest Legal Services' Children's Education Advocacy Project and the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. Lindsay is also a member of Suffolk Law's Housing Clinic and has worked on the law school's new Fair Housing Testing Project.
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Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School prepares lawyers for leadership in public service and provides a regional forum for innovative thinking about law and public policy. The Center supports the Law School's mission to prepare and sustain students and alumni to provide access to justice and leadership in public service.