Maryland Legal Aid senior paralegal Barbara Coleman was named the Employee of the Year for the prestigious Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards in Howard County.
From the Association of Community Services of Howard Co. website: “She is the person who keeps people from getting evicted, who fights with Social Security to ensure her clients get their benefits. As her boss and nominator Blake Fetrow noted, ‘Barbara is able to get results for clients that even the most gifted attorney within our organization could not hope to achieve. She has built relationships, knows the resources available, and knows how to get things done in Howard County. Time and again, she has prevented homelessness, sometimes by convincing the most jaded landlord attorneys to give tenants a second chance.’ She is, he noted, almost a social worker, since she will then work with the client to keep them from repeating actions that led to an eviction effort.”
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