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Moritz to recognize alumna for pro bono work

October 18, 2013 | Alumni

Dianna Parker ’05, pro bono coordinator at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, received the Public Service Award from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Oct. 18 in Columbus.

The award is given to a graduate whose public interest career exemplifies a commitment to promote and provide access to the legal system. Parker helps to improve the lives of and empower low-income residents and senior citizens of Columbus by providing high-quality legal representation to meet her clients’ civil legal needs.

Parker accepted a staff attorney position at The Legal Aid Society after serving as an Equal Justice Works Fellow for two years, in which she worked on a statewide project assessing and addressing the educational and legal rights of homeless youth.

At Moritz, Parker served as the president for both the Pro Bono Research Group and the Public Interest Law Foundation. In addition, she was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal, Advocates for Children, and the Moritz Community Outreach Project. Parker has served as a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program since 2005 and regularly assists with the Volunteer Resource Center Housing Project.

The college’s Alumni Awards Ceremony was  held during Reunion Weekend Oct. 18-20.