Third year law student Yvonne Henshaw was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Law Student Pro Bono Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association. The award will be given during a ceremony and reception at the Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
“I was so excited and surprised to be given this honor,” said Henshaw. She was nominated for the award by Robin Kay, the pro bono program coordinator at the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
The LSBA’s pro bono awards are meant to highlight the important and impactful work being done by lawyers, judges, and law students from across the state. The Law Student Pro Bono Award is specifically focused on recognizing a law student who has demonstrated a dedication to providing legal services to the poor. One award may be given at each of the four Louisiana law schools. For more information on all of the LSBA’s pro bono awards, click here.