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Las Vegas, NV – Over 300 attended the Clark County Legal Services’ Pro Bono Awards luncheon held at the Golden Nugget, Thursday, December 13, 2001.  This annual function celebrated  and awarded those law firms and individual lawyers who have given free professional legal counsel and assistance to those who cannot afford legal fees.  This is a service that lawyers have given to the community for decades but it is little known to the community at large.  Time is very definitely money to lawyers and when they give their time to the indigent and victims of poverty, domestic violence, and abused children, they are giving, literally thousands upon thousands of dollars to the community.

Cam Ferenbach, a shareholder with the Firm and past president and legal counsel to the Clark County Legal Services and president-elect for the Clark County Bar Association introduced the Honorable Nancy Becker of the Nevada Supreme Court who kicked off the Awards presentations.

Among a distinguished group of law firms and individual lawyers, Lionel Sawyer & Collins received the Pro Bono Award for the largest law firm contributing the most hours.  Judge Becker presented Paul Larsen, a shareholder of the Firm, an award for having the most pro bono hours for an individual attorney.  Paul Larsen was also presented a certificate for the 100 Hours Club by Mayor Oscar Goodman.  Myrna Williams, Clark County Commissioner, presented Doreen Spears, an attorney with the Firm, the Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award for her dedication to helping disadvantaged children often found in desperate situations.  Doreen also received from Mayor Goodman a certificate for the 50 Hours Club, as did Sean Waters, another attorney in the Firm.