Legal Outreach Programs Prompt Leadership Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami

Coral Gables (May 30, 2012) — The  School of Law’s legal and community outreach programs — particularly its highly successful Legal Corps — were at the center of Legal Services of Greater Miami’s third annual “Heart of Giving” event on Thursday evening.

With those programs in mind, University of Miami School of Law Dean Patricia D. White received the 2012 Equal Justice Leadership Award from Lance A. Harke, a Miami Law alumnus who is president of the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami. The award recognizes excellence in protecting the rights of South Florida’s most vulnerable individuals and families.

In presenting the award to Dean White, Harke said: “It is not just the vision, and not just the financial commitment, but also the substantial investment of school resources, its very talented professors, students and graduates, and the administrative assistance and direction necessary to get these projects off the ground and into our community, where talented and capable UM students and graduates are directly serving those of us who most need legal representation, access to the courts, and equal justice under the law.”

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