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Roselle Margolis receives 2009 Cape Fear Women of Achievement Public Service Award

Friday, May 22, 2009

  • Organization: Legal Aid Of North Carolina (LANC)

(Wilmington, NC) - Roselle E. Margolis, Certified Paralegal/PAI Coordinator for Legal Aid of North Carolina's (LANC's) -Battered Immigrant Project was awarded the 2009 Cape Fear Women of Achievement Public Service Award during the Celebration Friday, May 22, 2009 in Historic Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC. 

In the twenty-five years of the Cape Fear Women of Achievement Award Ceremonies, this is the first time that a Legal Aid/Services individual has been nominated or selected for this prestigious award.  Margolis was nominated by Fifth Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Lillian Salcines Bright.

The event's brochure stated:

"Ms. Margolis has worked in the legal services field for over 30 years. Since 2005, she has been a Certified Paralegal/Private Attorney Involvement Coordinator with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC)-Battered Immigrant Project (BIP), a statewide project. Mr. Margolis is past President of the NC Pro Bono Coordinators Association and currently serves on the NC Bar Association Public Services Advisory Committee and is the Executive Committee Member of the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals. She has volunteered her time for numerous organizations including Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc., the YWCA Resource Center LAW committee, Family Services, Inc. and Parent-Teacher Organizations. Ms. Margolis currently serves as a Board member of the FEMA New Hanover County Emergency Food and Shelter Program and Voces Latinas, Inc."

Other finalists  included Wanda Marino (Assistant Director of New Hanover County Division of Social Services), Katrina Knight  (Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center Homeless Shelter),  Jayne Mathews (Director of the Volunteer Center for Brunswick County Government), Doris W. Eakes (President and Founder of Trinity Children Foundation) and several others. 

Margolis  said all the nominees were deserving.

The Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards (WOA) is the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s signature event to recognize and celebrate women’s and teen’s exemplary accomplishments. The WOA awards provide recognition for outstanding contributions and achievements of women active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties of North Carolina.   

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