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The Women’s Bar Foundation Recognizes Nutter Attorneys for Commitment to Pro Bono

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Nutter attorneys Melanie Woodward, associate in the Litigation Department, and Erin Whitney, associate in the Tax Department, received the Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) 2017 Summer Volunteer Attorney Award for their commitment to pro bono service. Each quarter, the WBF recognizes a volunteer attorney or firm that has gone above and beyond in representing their WBF client.

Melanie and Erin were recognized for dedicating more than 300 pro bono hours to support their client. The team secured a victory including a temporary restraining order preventing transfer of the marital home and prohibiting the client’s husband (and relative) from evicting her and her baby and charging rent. The team continues to work with the client to help secure her rightful share of the value of the marital home, as well as a parenting agreement and child support.

The Women's Bar Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to justice for low-income women, creating a community committed to providing free legal assistance to low-income women and their families.

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