May 13, 2011
Pro Bono Award Recipient Chooses OSLSA
Doug Rogers received the John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the OSBA Annual Convention last week in recognition of his major pro bono contributions to Ohio State Legal Services Association, the Ohio Poverty Law Center, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus as a volunteer attorney tackling foreclosure defense cases and the related issues that affect homeowners nationwide, as well as a number of other litigation topics, including electronic discovery.
In addition to receiving a plaque, Rogers earned the right to designate an organization to receive a $5,000 grant for service that furthers the intent of the Elam award. Rogers has chosen the Ohio State Legal Services Association to receive the $5,000 from the John and Ginny Elam Family Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation in his name.
The Elam pro bono award was named in memory of John C. Elam, who exhibited an abiding interest in encouraging lawyers and law firms to engage in pro bono activities, and also generously donated his own time and talents to many activities promoting the common good and helping to ensure the justice system is available to all.