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UK Law Faculty Honored at KBA 2015 Annual Convention

Bill Fortune accepts Oustanding Service to Young Lawyers Award and Allison Connelly accepts Donated Legal Services Award at 2015 KBA Annual Convention

UK Law Professors Allison Connelly and Bill Fortune were honored at the KBA 2015 Annual Convention.

The Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) honored Professor Allison Connelly with the 2015 Donated Legal Services Award during their annual membership luncheon. The Donated Legal Services Award is given to “an individual in good standing with the KBA and currently involved in pro bono work. The selection process places special emphasis on the nature of the legal services contributed and the amount of time involved in the provision of free legal services.”

Professor Connelly is UK’s Legal Clinic director and, under her leadership, 29 third-year law students handled 92 cases for a total of 2,732 hours devoted to classroom and client casework during the 2014-15 academic year.

Professor Bill Fortune was honored by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, receiving the 2015 Outstanding Service to Young Lawyers Award during their annual luncheon. Professor Connelly, the inaugural recipient of this award, and Professor Bob Lawson, the 2014 recipient of the award were in attendance to watch Professor Fortune receive this well-deserved honor. The award “honors a lawyer, non-lawyer, or organization for exceptional contributions to the professional and personal advancement and mentorship of young lawyers.”

Congratulations to Professors Connelly and Fortune.