Lou Dorsey, a paralegal in Legal Aid’s Upper Shore office (Easton), was awarded the 2008 William L. Marbury Award at the Maryland Legal Services Corporation’s annual awards reception last night in Baltimore. “A heartfelt thank you to you all,” said Dorsey, who was given the award by Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and MLSC chair F. Vernon Boozer. “I’ve always loved the law … I’m proud to play a small role in helping low-income Marylanders get access to justice.” The award recognizes a non-attorney who has demonstrated outstanding service in Maryland representing the rights and legal needs of the poor. “In his 12 years with Legal Aid, Mr. Dorsey has demonstrated excellence in client communication and support of other staff,” Boozer said. In the photo (left to right): MLSC executive director Susan Erlichman, Bell, Dorsey, Boozer.
In addition, former Legal Aid assistant director of advocacy Dan Hatcher was awarded the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award. Hatcher is now an assistant professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.