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Trisha Monroe Honored with “Rising Star Award” from GWAC

Chinh Le, Legal Director

Last night, at a Networking Reception at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Legal Aid Supervising Attorney Trisha Monroe was honored as a “Rising Star” in the non-profit sector by the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC), Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association. Trisha was one of several attorneys recognized at the event for having distinguished themselves in their careers and for making a mark in the legal community.

Legal Aid Supervising Attorney Trisha Monroe (3rd from left) with other GWAC honorees.

A dedicated and passionate advocate on behalf of domestic violence survivors, Trisha first joined Legal Aid in 2006 as a staff attorney in our Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit. Over the past six years, she has represented or provided advice to literally hundreds of survivors of domestic violence, and their families. Trisha has also served as a mentor to dozens of other young DV and family law advocates, both within Legal Aid and beyond. Before coming to Legal Aid, she worked at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland in its Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project.

Another Legal Aid attorney will be honored tonight. As we previously noted, Jack Keeney, Jr., the Director of Legal Aid’s nationally recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, will be receiving the Justice Potter Stewart Award from the Council on Court Excellence at its annual dinner this evening, to be held at the Organization of American States.

Please join us in congratulating both Trisha and Jack!

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