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St. Johns County Legal Aid honors its pro bono volunteers

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St. Johns County pro bono awards ceremonySt. Johns County Legal Aid recently presented its 2022 Pro Bono Awards and “Most Helpful Clerk” of the year.

Megan Wall, managing attorney of St. Johns County Legal Aid said the county’s lawyers reported donating more than 1,975 hours of free legal work assisting the poor, disabled, and low-income people in the community last year

“And that is just the hours that were disclosed, so the actual number is much higher,” Wall said.

In the front from the left are Wall, “Most Helpful Clerk” Paulette Pearson; Carol Daniels; Donato Rinaldi; Jack Spence; Jamin Rubenstein; and Elizabeth Teelon, a staff attorney with St. Johns County Legal Aid.

In the back from the left are Jim Kowalski, director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid; Brandon Patty, St. Johns Clerk of Court; Judge Howard McGillin; Judge Alexander Christine; Judge Kenny Janesk; Tom Pycraft, Vincent Sullivan.

Award winners not pictured include Jay Grife, Seth Corneal, Clyde Taylor, Anne Marie Gennusa, Eva Paulk, Felecia Walker, and Rusty Collins.

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