Dallas (August, 2006) –LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Vinson & Elkins LLP is proud to announce that Pam Lewis, a paralegal in the firm’s insolvency and reorganization (IR) practice in Dallas, received the President’s Call to Service Award in a ceremony at the Fort Worth Police Academy on August 23, 2006. Lewis was nominated and chosen for this award because she has volunteered over 4,000 hours in the areas of “public safety and emergency response as a law enforcement officer.”
Lewis has been a reserve officer for the Dallas Police Department since 1979. As a reserve officer, her duties include conducting routine patrols, responding to emergency calls and assisting with special events throughout the city. Each month reserve officers must work at least 16 hours, but Lewis has gone above and beyond the call of duty. She regularly contributes as many as 30 hours a month, illustrating why she is so deserving of this special recognition.
“V&E is extremely supportive of my duties as a reserve officer and very accommodating when I need to be out of the office for a special detail or for training,” says Lewis. “The attorneys in IR are great as well, and I really appreciate the support I receive.”
The President’s Call to Service Award is given under the USA Freedom Corps program that President Bush established in 2001.
“Pam Lewis is the embodiment of Vinson & Elkins’ commitment to community service,” says Jill Granberry, human resources manager of the firm’s Dallas office. “Her dedication to serving our country and improving the lives of others is an inspiration to us all, and we are so proud to have Pam as part of the Vinson & Elkins team.”
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