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 Brian Stolarz, 1998 (center) with his wife Anna Stolarz, CUA Law Class of 2000.
 

Alumnus Brian Stolarz Recognized by Catholic Charities for Pro Bono Work

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Catholic University law school graduate Brian Stolarz, Class of 1998, was presented with the 2014 Caritas Award on Oct. 23 at a ceremony in downtown Washington, D.C.
 
The Caritas Award is the highest official award of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington, and is presented annually “to persons or organizations in recognition of outstanding service and love for humanity.” The Award seeks to recognize service, advocacy, and convening—defined as the ability to encourage or motivate others to directly provide service and to advocate for justice.
 
Described as “an individual who has been a strong advocate for vulnerable and oppressed populations,” the Award citation noted that Stolarz has volunteered with the Archdiocesan Legal Network for nine years. It further read:
 
 
“[Stolarz] has expanded his work with our clients and for the past three years has also become the go-to lawyer for the many legal claims associated with our shelter operations. Mr. Stolarz not only handles the legal matters, but he also volunteers to train and counsel our housing staff in how to handle the many situations they confront. Through his work with the housing program, Brian has built a special bond with the young men entering the homeless system for the first time, carving out time to help them navigate the legal issues associated with having a criminal record. Brian is dedicated to our mission and to those we serve. He is always helpful, supportive, and practical. Brian is the highly skilled advocate you want on your side.”
 
Stolarz, who is married to Anna Stolarz, CUA Law Class of 2000, has also devoted much pro bono time and energy in the past to appealing death row sentences. He is a 2007 recipient of the Pro Bono Legal Service Awards from the John Carroll Society, an organization of Catholic professionals united in their desire for enriching knowledge of their faith and in service to the Archbishop of Washington.