Daniel J. Westbrook, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, has been awarded the Arthur Von Briesen Award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. The award honors a private attorney who has made substantial volunteer contributions in support of the delivery of civil legal aid or indigent defense representation. Westbrook has been a leader of Nelson Mullins’ pro bono program for more than 20 years and devotes hundreds of hours a year to providing access to justice for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it, the firm said. The National Legal Aid & Defender Association is a network of advocates who seek to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel, according to the organization.
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