Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Gulfport lawyer honored for post-Katrina work

This is a real news story in my book. It is gratifying to see the Biloxi SunHerald reporting on it.
GULFPORT - A passion for promoting and providing pro bono legal services to the indigent and the "working poor" has earned Felicia Dunn Burkes the Magnolia Bar Association's highest honor. The state's first organization for black lawyers honored Burkes earlier this month with its award for outstanding community service. She also was honored for organizing a workshop on post-Katrina legal issues and a summit that, in part, assisted citizens wanting restoration of voting rights.
Nice going, Ms. Burkes. You have many admirers. In case you missed it, here's a link to a video that gives some idea of the environment in which Ms. Burkes has been working.


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