The efforts of local attorneys were honored at the 16th annual Pro Bono awards luncheon held in November at the Rio. Lied Awards are given in recognition to the Lied Foundation, which gave Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada a Challenge Grant in 2000 to pay off its building mortgage.

The grant was based on how many pro bono hours lawyers donated on a yearly basis. Pro Bono Attorney of the Year was awarded to Corinne Price of Fine | Carman | Price; Law Firm of the Year went to Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman &Rabkin LLP; Lied Award for Most Hours for Law Firm went to Kemp Jones &Coulthard LLP; Lied Award for Most Cases for Law Firm was given to Kunin Law Group; Lied Award for Most Hours for Attorney went to Matthew Carter of Kemp, Jones &Coulthard LLP; Lied Award for Most Cases for Attorney went to Ishi Kunin of Kunin Law Group; Justice Nancy Becker Pro Bono Award of Judicial Excellence was awarded to Judge Joanna S. Kishner; Vince A. Consul Memorial Pro Bono Award was given to Brandon Smith of Olson Cannon Gormley Angulo &Stoberski; Louis Wiener Service Award went to James Jimmerson of Jimmerson Law Firm; Myrna Williams Children’s Pro Bono Award went to Bob Dickerson of The Dickerson Law Group; Public Interest Law Student of Distinction was given to Jonathan Chung; Ask-A-Lawyer Community Commitment Award went to Bill Hammer of Hammer &Associates; Volunteer Surrogate Award went to Daniel Maul of Durham Jones &Pinegar.

Winner of Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Scholarship announced

William S. Boyd School of Law student Beatriz Aguirre was awarded the Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Scholarship.

The scholarship, named in honor of the late Waldo De Castroverde, a former criminal defense and immigration attorney in Las Vegas, is given to a first- or second-year Boyd student, as recommended by the faculty.

This year, the amount of the scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2017 semester. The scholarship funds are donated by De Castroverde Law Group.

College of Southern Nevada police chief honored

College of Southern Nevada Police Chief Darryl Caraballo has been honored for the department’s steadfast support of the U.S. military.

Caraballo is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. The southern area chair of Nevada’s chapter of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored the chief with its Patriot Award during a recent ceremony.

The department operates under a community policing philosophy, often becoming involved in community events such as Toys for Tots toy drives, attending meet-and-greet functions and alerting the CSN community of important events in the neighborhood.

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