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Deuterman Law Group Honored for Pro Bono Work on Behalf of Family of Jennifer Nielsen, Murdered Pregnant Newspaper Carrier
Dan Deuterman was one of 24 Triad attorneys honored for their commitment to providing justice and access to legal representation to all North Carolinians, even if they’re unable to pay for an attorney.
Deuterman this week received an Impact Pro Bono Award from the N.C. Bar Association and Business Leader Media in recognition of the work he did on behalf of the family of Jennifer Nielsen, who was murdered last year while delivering newspapers.
Jennifer was eight months pregnant at the time of her death. The Deuterman Law Group stepped in to help her family receive a death benefit under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act.
For more about the case, see the previous blog about the Jennifer Nielsen murder.
The Impact Pro Bono Awards recognize attorneys whose pro bono work had the biggest impact in the communities in which they live and work. The winners will be profiled in an upcoming issue of Business Leader magazine.
The awards tie into the 4All campaign, an initiative by the N.C. Bar Association to provide legal representation for all North Carolina residents, especially those who cannot afford it.
Derived from the last line of the Pledge of Allegiance, “With Liberty and Justice for All,” 4ALL will address the unmet legal needs of the poor by:
• Increasing financial support for Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC) through the
NCBA Foundation Endowment’s new Legal Aid Fund.
• Strengthening the North Carolina legal community’s commitment to pro bono legal service by holding a statewide service day
• Persuading state and federal legislators to give greater financial support to LANC, other legal services organizations and legal aid attorneys.
• Promoting public awareness of the growing number of North Carolina citizens living below the poverty level.
Tomorrow on the blog we’ll have more information on 4All and what we can all do to ensure that no one in our state is denied justice.