Briggs Awarded 2014 National Legal Aid Beacon of Justice Award

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May 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (May 30, 2014) – Briggs and Morgan, P.A. has been selected for the 2014 Beacon of Justice Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). The firm was nominated by Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and is one of only a handful of law firms who are receiving this national recognition.

"Briggs and Morgan is truly an equal justice superstar," says Jessie R. Nicholson, chief executive officer, SMRLS. "Countless disadvantaged Minnesotans have benefited by the excellent legal representation of the firm's lawyers/paralegals. It will be a privilege to be present as the firm receives this national recognition for its longstanding commitment to the value of equal access to justice."

The Beacon of Justice Award honors law firms that have provided innovative strategies to improve life outcomes for those who are unable to afford counsel. Briggs was chosen for its use of ground-breaking and original ideas, tools and technology to create new delivery models and initiatives that provide significant pro bono representation. The firm was recognized for the depth and impact of its work to advance policies and practices that provide pathways to justice and opportunity. Briggs was honored among the other award winners at the NLADA Exemplar Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 26 in Washington, D.C.

Jim Long accepts the 2014 Beacon of Justice Award
Jim Long, Briggs and Morgan pro bono coordinator, accepts the 2014 Beacon of Justice Award on behalf of the firm from Jo-Ann Wallace, president and chief executive officer of NLADA.