Law Student Wins Inspire! Award

March 9, 2012

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) congratulates Charity Brady on receiving the 2012 Inspire! Award given each year by the Center for Public Service Law and the Public Service Scholars at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to selected staff, faculty and two 3L students who inspire the Cardozo community to serve the public good.

Charity Brady Receives Award

Left to right: Leslie Thrope, Director, Center for Public Service Law, Cardozo School of Law, Ellen Roseberg, VOLS Family Law Consultant, Charity Brady, Sara Effron, Associate Director, VOLS.

Charity, a 3L at Cardozo, developed and coordinated a student-led project at Cardozo with VOLS' Incarcerated Mothers Law Project. Teams of law students make monthly visits to prisons and jails to interview and screen incarcerated mothers, conduct legal research, and assist pro bono attorneys.

In presenting the award, a peer described Charity as a juggernaut, a fierce believer in protecting the rights of marginalized and powerless constituencies, [who] imbues all of her work at this school with an intense selflessness, which I can only describe as a combination of talent, energy, love, and pure determination to make life for all of us better.

Charity BradyCharity said, "I have had the opportunity to partner with Sara Effron and Ellen Rosenberg from Volunteers of Legal Service... [A]s student advocates, we have assisted incarcerated mothers with a range of issues that relate to child visitation and child custody... It's truly been a pleasure to take on this role, and I am excited at what the future will bring."

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