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Claudia Quintero honored with Adams Pro Bono Publico Award

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Kimberly S. Budd will present the annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Award to Claudia Quintero, 2017 graduate, Western New England School of Law, in recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment to providing pro bono legal services for those in need. The award is named in honor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Quintero was selected to receive the special student award for spearheading initiatives to engage her fellow students in public interest activities, including programs to address housing and employment discrimination and to assist lawful permanent residents in applying for citizenship, and for her pro bono work during law school on behalf of immigrants and low-income families.

The SJC's Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services works to promote volunteer legal work in Massachusetts to help people of limited means in need of legal representation, in accordance with SJC Rule 6.1. The awards ceremony is one of many activities celebrating and building support for pro bono legal work in Massachusetts during the month of October, a month officially proclaimed as Pro Bono Month by Governor Charlie Baker. The American Bar Association has declared October 22 to 28 as Pro Bono Week.