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Georgia Legal Services Program attorney to be honored by law school

Monday, January 28, 2008

  • By: Mike Monahan
  • Organization: State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project & Georgia Legal Services Program

The Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law has announced that it has selected Tomieka Daniel as the first recipient of its Law and Public Service Program Award for Outstanding Public Service by a Recent Graduate. The award recognizes recent Mercer graduates whose professional contributions reflect an ethic of public service.

Ms. Daniel is the Manufactured Housing Fellow for Georgia Legal Services Program. Daniel is piloting a new legal services project that addresses legal issues connected with manufactured housing in Georgia. The innovative project is funded by a national competitive grant award from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the National Consumer Law Center.

Prior to her work as a Fellow for GLSP, Daniel served as a staff attorney in the Macon Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services Program where she handled family law and family violence cases for low-income Georgians. GLSP provides critical civil legal services free-of-charge to eligible low-income residents in 154 counties outside metro-Atlanta. Incorporated in 1971 by members of the Younger Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Georgia, GLSP's mission is to provide access to justice and opportunities out of poverty for low-income Georgians. Since its founding in 1971, GLSP has helped an estimated 500,000 families and individuals.

Daniel will be presented with the award on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Law School's Public Interest Show Case Benefit Concert.

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