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Pro Bono Project Receives Perkins Public Service Award

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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The Pro Bono Project Wins
ABA's 2008 Frances Perkins Public Service Award

The Pro Bono Project's Employment Law/Wage Claim Program is the recipient of the 2008 Frances Perkins Public Service Award, issued by the Pro Bono Committee of the ABA's Section of Labor and Employment Law (LEL).

Pro Bono Project Executive Director Rachel Piercey and Board member William Lurye, Esq. accepted the award at the ABA's LEL Section CLE Conference in Denver on Thursday, September 11, 2008. Special acknowledgement goes to TPBP's staff attorney Vanessa Spinazola and to program sponsors Oxfam America, the ABA's LEL and others.

For a PDF of the full nomination narrative, which outlines the process of establishing The Project's Employment Law and Wage Claim Program and its success to date, please send an email to with Perkins PDF in the subject line.

For more information on The Frances Perkins Service Award, please visit: and click on the 2008 Frances Perkins Service Award PDF in the top right sidebar on the page.

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