Hatcher Law Group Honored by Safe Alliance
The firm was presented with the 2014 Commitment to Justice Award for pro bono representation of domestic violence victims.
The LRP, part of the Safe Alliance Victim Assistance program, provides free legal representation to domestic violence and sexual assault victims seeking protective orders. In 2013, volunteer attorneys represented more than 200 clients through the LRP. “These selfless lawyers truly changed lives for the better and we are honored by their expertise and support,” said Laura Lawrence, Director of Legal Advocacy at Safe Alliance. “The Commitment to Justice Award is our way at Safe Alliance of extending our sincere appreciation to firms and individual practitioners working directly with clients as they transition from violent situations to safety.”
Since 2011, attorneys and paralegals at Hatcher Law Group have dedicated more than 150 pro bono hours to helping victims of domestic violence. The firm’s attorneys are also regular presenters at the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission Family Law Clinic.
About Hatcher Law Group
Hatcher Law Group is a boutique family law practice with nine lawyers and offices in Charlotte, NC and Davidson, NC. The firm is led by partners J. Gregory Hatcher and Paul A. DeJesse, Jr., both Board Certified Specialists in Family Law by the North Carolina State Bar and AV Preeminent rated attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell. For more information, please visit http://www.hatcherlawgroup.com/
About Safe Alliance
Safe Alliance provides a continuum of critical crisis services to those victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and trauma. The organization offers 24-hour crisis lines, the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter, a children’s advocacy center, safety planning services, hospital accompaniment, case management, systems advocacy, support groups, court advocacy/accompaniment and legal representation. They also specialize in trauma-informed counseling for those struggling with emotional crisis and deliver these services to individuals, couples and families. Safe Alliance serves over 20,000 people a year in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and South Iredell counties while reaching 20,000 more through advocacy and education. http://www.safealliance.org/
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