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Jennifer Tschirch


Jennifer Tschirch Chosen for the "Above and Beyond"
Pro Bono Award from the Washington Council of Lawyers

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CUA Law's Jennifer Tschirch, Pro Bono Coordinator, has been recognized by the Washington Council of Lawyers for her extraordinary pro bono work and contributions to public service. As always, this year the council considered a variety of outstanding nominations and candidates for the 2015 Awards.

When asked about Tschirch, Sandy Ogilvy, Professor of Law and Director, Law & Social Justice Initiatives, said "Jen Tschirch is the heart and soul of pro bono at the law school. She tirelessly devotes herself to creating pro bono opportunities for all students wishing to participate. In addition, she counsels and provides hours of assistance to students seeking post-graduate fellowships doing public interest work. Since she assumed the position of Pro Bono Coordinator, she has increased, each year, the percentage of law students engaged in pro bono activities at CUA Law. Her recognition from the Washington Council of Lawyers demonstrates her reach beyond the law school and we salute and congratulate her for all that she does at the law school and beyond."

To learn more about the Pro Bono program at CUA Law, click hereThe awards ceremony will be on December 9, 2015, in the all-new Arnold & Porter building and the following awards will be presented:

Government Pro Bono Award
Kathryn Legomsky (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Legal Services Award
Rebecca Lindhurst (Bread for the City)

Law Firm Award
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Above & Beyond Award
Jennifer Tschirch (Catholic University, Columbus School of Law)

Presidents' Award for Public Service
Roderic V. O. Boggs (Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs)

To learn more about the the Washington Council of Lawyers and how to attend the ceremony on December 9, click here.