The North Carolina Bar Association’s 2014 Pro Bono Awards recipients were recognized at the Annual Meeting in June in Wilmington, NC. Kristin R. Kelly ’08 was awarded the Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Award. Kelly’s efforts “give voices to the voiceless” through her extensive domestic violence and custody representation in the Forsyth County community. She also accepts cases for Legal Aid’s Winston-Salem office, and through her firm’s intake process, as well as volunteering to provide pro bono divorce and custody pro se clinics monthly at Legal Aid.
In addition to the Pro Bono awards, the NCBA, in conjunction with the Citizen Lawyer Committee, announce the 2014 recipients of the Citizens Lawyer Award, also presented at the Annual Meeting in June. This award recognizes lawyers who provide exemplary public service to their communities. Gemma L. Saluta, ’07 and Marshall B. Pitts Jr., ’90 were among the group of awardees, which includes government officials, coaches, mentors and voluntary leaders of nonprofit, civic and community organizations.