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ABA (American Bar Association) President Visits Legal Services

posted Jul 10, 2012, 6:57 PM by Thomas Glick
Carolyn Lamm, president of the American Bar Association (ABA),
visited LSEM on June 17. Representatives from The Bar Association
of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), Bryan Cave, and LSEM met with the
president to discuss the work of LSEM and its staff. A client whose son was
helped by LSEM’s Children’s Legal Alliance attended the event to talk about
how the assistance provided to her and her son in an educational matter
made such a difference in her son’s life.
The visit was also an occasion to recognize Bryan Cave as the 2010
recipient of the ABA Pro Bono Award. The award is presented each year by the
ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to honor those who
enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer
legal services to the poor. The firm has a long history of commitment to pro
bono efforts, including extensive volunteer work with LSEM and the Volunteer
Lawyers Program. LSEM made the nomination of Bryan Cave for the ABA Pro
Bono Award.
During her remarks, Lamm stated: 
“We all have to think of creative ways to help fill the justice gap … We need to figure ways to work on the supply and demand. I’ve been talking to many people about what we can do creatively to fill the gap. The ABA is committed on this issue and applauds the pro bono work of attorneys in St. Louis."