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above and beyond the call of duty

Nathan Dupes

pro bono Service

Bodman attorney Nathan Dupes and Rhadika Sarkar, a law student from Notre Dame Law School, helped a pro bono client get his juvenile criminal record expunged so he could move forward with his new life as a positive and productive member of society.
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above and beyond the call of duty

Rhadika Sarkar

pro bono Service

Bodman attorney Nathan Dupes and Rhadika Sarkar, a law student from Notre Dame Law School, helped a pro bono client get his juvenile criminal record expunged so he could move forward with his new life as a positive and productive member of society.
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Cummiskey Pro Bono Award Winner

Robert Mossel

pro bono Service

Not long after America's automobile manufacturers retooled their operations to remain profitable, Robert Mossel embarked on a similar undertaking within the Ford Motor Company legal department. Mossel, Ford's pro bono chairman, spearheaded an effort to refocus the program to better address community needs and determine how the corporation's 85 in-house attorneys could use their skills to have the greatest impact on the state.
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Service to Soldiers Volunteer

Alecia M. Ruswinckel

pro bono Service

Lansing attorney Alecia M. Ruswinckel goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to pro bono legal work. That's why teaming up with Thomas M. Cooley's Service to Soldiers program made perfect sense. The program pairs pro bono lawyers with military service members who need help but cannot afford it. Some cases are more complicated than others, including Ruswinckel's latest case involving a soldier who returned from overseas to a difficult divorce and custody action.
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