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Thank you, Anne!

National Volunteer Appreciation Week
April 12 – 18, 2015
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 by Points of Light. It presents a time to inspire, recognize and encourage people who engage in their communities. PJC volunteers are with us at the center of social change and this week, we share some stories of how together, we are ‘building a just society’.

Anne Geraghty Helms, Director of US Pro Bono Programs for DLA Piper
Volunteer, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel

The National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC), created and run by the Public Justice Center, shows the status of the right to counsel for nearly all types of civil cases in all 50 states on its new website’s interactive map.  However, a few critical family law areas are missing, and NCCRC relies heavily on this information to succeed in its work.  Enter Anne Geraghty Helms, Director of US Pro Bono Programs for DLA Piper, who stepped to the plate to help NCCRC make the map complete and the NCCRC's work possible.  Through her advocacy, Anne recruited enough DLA associates to take on the complex research for more than 30 different states.  She also ensured all the associates had their work reviewed by supervisors and responded to feedback, and through it all made sure the project stayed on schedule and on track.  Without the dedication and passion of all the DLA associates and supervisors, along with Anne to manage it all, this work would not have been possible.

More stories about volunteers

Emily Ford and Albi Mullai, full time volunteers through Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Ejaz Baluch, law clerk in the Appellate Advocacy Project and Human Right to Housing Project, spring 2015



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