July 15, 2008

School of Law alumnus recognized for exemplary pro bono service

School of Law alumnus David A. Kutik was recognized for his pro bono service and received the inaugural John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the Ohio State Bar Association's 128th Annual Convention. This award recognizes lawyers in Ohio for their outstanding pro bono service. The award was presented by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Moyer. The Elam Award included $5,000 that Kutik donated to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

Kutik is a partner with the Cleveland firm Jones Day and is vice president of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. He served as president of the Cleveland Bar Association from 2004-2005. During his time as president he founded the public service program "Our Commitment to Our Community," which encouraged lawyers to donate volunteer hours to public interest and pro bono work. More than 70,000 hours were donated as a result of this program.

Kutik has worked tirelessly to increase the pro bono efforts of all lawyers throughout the Cleveland area.

Read more about Kutik's work.

For more information contact Jason Tirotta, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, July 15, 2008 09:31 AM | News Topics: Alumni, Awards, Community Outreach, HeadlinesMain, School of Law, features

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