Legal Secretary Ethel Louise ("Lou") Oden-Brown has won an Award Of Merit from the Legal Assistance Association of California for her "exemplary work in improving access to justice!" The LAAC Awards of Merit are the legal services community's opportunity to recognize the importance of legal services and to particularly honor a few of the many who have made contributions to the field during the last year.
Lou's colleagues at NCYL are thrilled and can't think of anyone more deserving. In 2010, NCYL celebrated 40 years of advocating for poor children, and Lou has been here for 29 of them. She is essential to NCYL's success. As Director John O'Toole often says, "Lou is the heart and soul of NCYL."
Lou will be honored, along with three other award winners, at a June 7 reception during the Pathways to Justice Conference in San Francisco. For more information about the awards and ceremony, click here.