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Unemployment Clinic Recognized by PA Bar Association

The Duquesne University Law School’s Unemployment Compensation Clinic, under the guidance of supervising attorney Michael Simon, has received a 2010 Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award.

The awards recognize attorneys and judges who have made exceptional contributions to improve civil legal aid in the commonwealth. Simon and seven other Pittsburgh-area winners were honored for their outstanding commitments at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Public Service Committee Volunteer Appreciation Event.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, students in the Unemployment Compensation Clinic handled 87 clients, the largest number ever served by the clinic.

The awardees included the Honorable Joseph James, a member of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and adjunct faculty member at Duquesne Law School.

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