Earlier this year, Super Lawyers announced the seven recipients of the 2012 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards. The annual Awards honor individual lawyers, law firms, law students, law schools and other institutions in the legal profession that exemplify excellence in practice through delivery of volunteer legal services to the poor, underrepresented or exploited.

In a new digital edition now available, you can learn more about these winning customers and their stories. The 2012 Pro Bono Super Lawyers Digital Edition is distributed to all attorneys nationwide who were selected to a 2013 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list as well as their firms. A brief description of each of the winners is included below, check out the new digital edition for more details.

Steven M. Lieberman, Attorney; Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.; Washington, DC
Worked to uphold the protection of voting rights of all religious voters and expanded voter participation in all District of Columbia special elections, among many other efforts.

Pearl Law Group, Law Firm; San Francisco, CA
Obtained a visitor visa for an elderly Chinese woman to see her grandchild for the first time; helped an Indian spiritual leader and healer to enter the US to conduct healing workshops; and helped a father of two young children who suffers from immune system disorders successfully avoid deportation.

J. Robert Linneman, Attorney; Santen & Hughes; Cincinnati, OH
Fought to defend the civil rights of the protestors involved in the Occupy Cincinnati movement.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Law Firm; Washington, DC
Helped secure a landmark decision for seven Somali plaintiffs who brought claims of extrajudicial killing, torture, and war crimes against General Ali Samantar.

West Virginia University College of Law – Clinical Law Program; Morgantown, WV
Enabled students to gain experience in multiple practice areas through the Immigration Clinic as well as the Veterans’ Assistance Project.

Jennifer Cunha, Law Student; University of Wisconsin Law School; Madison, WI
Served as president of Legal Assistance for Disaster Relief, assisting public interest attorneys in post-disaster areas, and expanded and supported the law school’s Pro Bono Program.

Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, Collaboration; Pittsburgh, PA
Provided direct legal service to needy families and individuals within the Pittsburgh community through its collaboration of 34 law firms and legal departments.

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