PITTSBURGH (Sept. 28, 2016)—The Allegheny County Bar Association has awarded its Law Firm Pro Bono Award to Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Pittsburgh-based legal team, Kent Boswell and Peter Lewis.
SKO was nominated by Antoinette Oliver of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott for its work on the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership’s real estate project. “We have all been inspired and impressed with your hard work and dedication, and were so happy to nominate SKO,” Oliver said.
The Pro Bono Partnership Real Estate Project was launched in 2015 in conjunction with the Neighborhood Legal Service Association. The program provides free representation and legal assistance to low-income clients on a variety of real estate, property and title issues.
“Many of these clients face real estate issues that impact not only their ability to make crucial home repairs, but also their ability to remain in their homes,” said Boswell, managing partner of SKO’s Pittsburgh office. “When our legal capabilities can resolve these matters, we’re not just helping an individual. We’re also strengthening our entire community.”
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation established the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership in 2005 to increase pro bono legal services provided to low-income individuals. The Partnership collaborates with local law firms, legal departments and nonprofit organizations to connect people who are looking for legal advice to attorneys, and to provide opportunities for lawyers who volunteer their time.
The award will be presented at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Fellows Reception on October 20 at the Hotel Monaco in Pittsburgh.