Squire Patton Boggs Partner Christina W. Kelly has been recognized as Volunteer Lawyers Program Minor Guardianship Attorney of the Year for 2022 by The Children’s Law Center, an organization created to increase legal services to children.
“The services provided through The Children’s Law Center, in collaboration with community organizations, helps provide much needed protection and stability for at risk children and teens,” said Kelly. “It has been a real privilege to provide pro bono support to families in Arizona for the past 15 years and I am honored to be recognized.”
The Volunteer Lawyers Program, co-sponsored by the Maricopa County Bar Association and Community Legal Services, established the Children’s Law Center to address unmet legal needs of children. More than 175 attorneys volunteer with the Children’s Law Center each year and help fill gaps in legal assistance for children of diverse ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds. The Guardianship Project provides protection for the best interests of children when their parents are unable or unwilling to provide essential care. Lawyers from the community aid families in establishing guardianships.
“We commend Christina for her impactful assistance and long-standing dedication to children, teens, and families across Arizona,” said Pedro J. Miranda, managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office. “Pro bono assistance is deeply rooted in the firm’s commitment to serving the communities where we live and work.”
In addition to receiving the Volunteer Lawyers Program Minor Guardianship Attorney of the Year Award for 2022 by The Children’s Law Center, Ms. Kelly was also awarded the Exceptional Remote Service Award for 2021 by the organization for her representation of families in outlying counties in Arizona that are underserved, and she was named top 50 pro bono attorneys in Arizona.
Squire Patton Boggs has a long-standing commitment to pro bono services that promote equal justice and provide service for those with limited resources, both in the US and around the world. In 2021, the pro bono work of the firm’s lawyers and staff consisted of more than 25,000 hours worked on more than 250 active matters in 13 countries. More information regarding Squire Patton Boggs’ pro bono services can be found here.