Pro Bono Medal 2010

23 August 2011

Legal Executive receives medal for Pro Bono work

Angela Kia Pro Bono Medal 2011Legal Executive Lawyer, Angela Kia, has been awarded the 2010 Institute of Legal Executive’s (ILEX) Pro Bono medal.

Angela was nominated for the medal by Home Workers Worldwide which, amongst other projects, helps asylum seekers receive free legal advice.

In their nomination for Angela, Home Workers Worldwide said: “It is difficult to overstate what a difference Angela has made to people’s lives. Angela has helped people where they had previously found all doors closed; by offering her time to give free legal advice, she has enabled them to start their lives again.”

A special lunch was organised in Angela’s honour where she received her medal from Keith Edgar of The Peverel Group (pictured with Angela), who sponsor the medal. The Peverel Group have been fundamental in sponsoring the ILEX Pro Bono medal to help ensure that lawyers who have given up their own free time to help others, who cannot afford legal assistance, get the recognition they deserve. Keith Edgar said: “Peverel has sponsored the ILEX Pro Bono Medal for a number of years now and Angela is a very worthy winner. She is a credit to the legal Profession and we wish her well for the future.”

Chief Executive at ILEX, Diane Burleigh, added: “ILEX supports and encourages all lawyers, not just Legal Executives, who work hard to help those who do not have access to legal representation, for whatever reason. Angela is a shining example of what all lawyers should aspire to be and I for one am very proud to call her a Legal Executive Lawyer.”

Also attending the lunch were: Susan Silver, ILEX President; Valerie Robertson, ILEX Pro Bono Coordinator and Eritrean refugee and translator for Angela’s clients, Zeraslasie Shiker.