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Standing Tall for Children

Kathryn Katz

Pro Bono Service

It takes a special lawyer to serve the special needs population. Kathryn Katz fits the bill perfectly. Katz, who was recognized in 2014 and 2012 by the Legal Aid and Defender Association for her outstanding pro bono service, said there's a special place in her heart for children with special needs. As such, she generously donates her time and her expertise in the area of trusts and estates to this population. And while all of her clients are memorable, a recent case proved to be particularly special.
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Righting A Wrong

Mary Mansfield

Pro Bono Service

One would think that it would be relatively easy to change a death certificate that was incorrectly marked "divorced" when a couple was indeed married, but in reality it is not a simple matter. Mary Mansfield took on the challenge to help a disabled veteran prove he and his wife were married at the time of her death, which made him eligible for pension benefits.
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Bodman, Gleaners Provide Meals

Bodman Employees at Gleaners

Community Service

The shelves at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan are a little bit fuller these days, as are the bellies of thousands of hungry Michiganders, thanks to the generosity of Bodman employees.
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Finding Freedom

Marcy Hahn

Pro Bono Service

Marcy Hahn is passionate about helping abused immigrant women get their lives back together. And she's good at it. Every year, thousands of women come to the United States on fiancée or student visas hoping for a better life. Unfortunately, their sponsors or "partners" don't always make it easy.
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