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Jones Day named Children's Pro Bono Champion by Children's Law Center

August 2011

Washington's Children's Law Center will present the 2011 Children's Pro Bono Champion award to global law firm Jones Day at its 15th anniversary Helping Children Soar Benefit Sept. 21 at the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant. Also honored will be U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, who will receive the 2011 Distinguished Child Advocate Award.

"Over the past 15 years, CLC has become an irreplaceable resource for Washington's at-risk children," said Laura Tuell Parcher, Jones Day's firmwide partner in charge of pro bono. "We've been happy to make it a focus of our pro bono activities and are extremely honored to be recognized with this award."

Children's Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and education. As the largest provider of free legal services in the District, its 75-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 1,200 at-risk children each year. CLC also advocates for changes in the District's laws and policies.

Since beginning work with CLC in 2005, Jones Day has accepted 29 cases, staffed by 44 lawyers. In just the last 14 months, the Firm took on 14 cases, continuing its position as CLC's largest provider of donated legal services. Washington partner Carmen McLean, a leader in the Firm's effort, serves on the CLC Board of Directors and is founding chair of Children's Law Center's Advisory Board, where she works with members from other firms to expand lawyer participation and create resources to support work for CLC.

To learn more about the Firm's commitment to pro bono, please visit the Jones Day Pro Bono web site.

CLC Law Firm of the Year Award photo.

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