Laredo Morning Times – Luncheon honors night court officials

As assorted events launch across the U.S. in honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Laredo legal community came together to recognize local pro bono volunteers at the fourth biannual Social Justice Night Court appreciation luncheon and awards ceremony Wednesday.

“This is part of a national effort, and this Laredo program is a model program,” said Betty Balli-Torres, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and the luncheon’s keynote speaker.

“The judges, staff and clerks have done an incredible job to ensure access to the courts.

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