Recognitions – Fredrikson & Byron · Fredrikson

National Pro Bono Award for Death Row Defense Work

The American Bar Association (ABA) Death Penalty Representation Project (DPRP)[12] recently announced that Fredrikson & Byron is one of three law firms nationally that will be awarded its annual Exceptional Service Award at the Project’s 25th anniversary dinner in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

The award recognizes Fredrikson’s longstanding commitment of nearly 25 years to the representation of death-row inmates in Louisiana, according to Robin Maher, DPRP executive director. Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has provided lawyers to assist death row prisoners in Louisiana, including the case of Dobie Gillis Williams, whose case was highlighted in the book by Sister Helen Prejean, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions.

Click here[13] to view press release.

2010 Beacon of Justice Award

Fredrikson & Byron and our Immigration Group[14] received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s[15] 2010 Beacon of Justice Award which honors law firms that have made a significant contribution to pro bono representation in the area of immigration law. Immigration lawyer Loan Huynh[16] accepted the award on behalf of Fredrikson & Byron at the organization’s annual dinner on October 6, 2010 in Washington DC. Many pro bono partner organizations, along with a client and a law student intern, wrote letters of support on behalf of the work performed by the group and other lawyers within the firm.

In communication to the firm announcing the choice of Fredrikson & Byron, the award review committee stated that they “were genuinely moved by the investment of time and legal representation that your law firm provided on a variety of the immigration issues to protect vulnerable clients. Congratulations, we are thrilled to acknowledge the depth and importance of your work with the legal aid and defender services community.

We congratulate all memberof the Immigration Group[17] on this well-deserved recognition.

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