Maryland Legal Services Corp. announces 2011 legal services awards

M. Natalie McSherry of Kramon and Graham PA and Mitchell Y. Mirviss of Venable LLP lead the list of awardees at this December’s Maryland Legal Services Corp. annual awards reception.

Both will both receive the Arthur W. Machen, Jr. Award, presented annually to an attorney (usually in private practice) who has rendered extraordinary service by providing civil legal services to the poor or by improving the civil legal services delivery system for such persons.

Other awardees: Debra L. Gardner, legal director of the Public Justice Center (Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award);  Michelle Swift, paralegal at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers’ Service (William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award); the People’s Law Library (Herbert S. Garten Public Citizen Award); and Janet Stidman Eveleth, the recently retired communications director at the Maryland State Bar Assoc. (Award of Special Recognition).

MLSC board chairman F. Vernon Boozer and Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell will present the awards at MLSC’s annual awards reception on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel. For more information, click here.

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