University of Akron School of Law & Pro Bono Service Award

On Behalf of | May 23, 2017 | Community Service

Some of our attorneys are graduates of the University of Akron School of Law and we regularly employ University of Akron law school students as law clerks and attorneys.  We support the law school by providing financial assistance, guest lecturing, serving as trial team mock court judges, and participating in the mentoring program.

Our commitment to the law school goes beyond our attorneys’ status as alumni; we are dedicated to the education and training of our community’s future lawyers.

Our firm has underwritten the University of Akron School of Law Pro Bono Service Award, which bestows monetary awards to deserving students reporting the highest number of pro bono hours.  Our firm believes in the importance of pro bono work and this gives us an opportunity to reward and encourage students to support the position that everyone in this country should be entitled to excellent legal representation.

The University of Akron School of Law strives to be a leader in pro bono service. Our students have been at the forefront of the effort to deliver legal services to those who do not have access to traditional legal assistance. Akron Law students have been recognized for their exceptional work in this important endeavor.

University of Akron School of Law 2017 Pro Bono Service Award

Congratulations to our 2017 Pro Bono Award recipients, who received recognition yesterday at Perantinides & Nolan – Attorneys at Law.

The Perantinides & Nolan Pro Bono Award is presented each year to the student who has completed the most pro bono service hours in both the full-time and part-time programs. This year’s recipients are Farisa Rana (717 hours) and Jeremy Gilpatric (343 hours).

Pictured here are, from left to right: Chris Nolan (’73), Jeremy Gilpatric (’17), Farisa Rana (’17), Paul Perantinides (’69).

Past Award Recipients:

  • 2013: Aaron Boothby and Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak  Full Story…
  • 2014: Amy Inzina (’14) and Raeed Tayeh (’14) with Chris Nolan (’73) and Paul Perantinides (’69).

A Letter Received June 2017 from the University of Akron: