Washington, D.C. – November 8, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News, Legal Jobs Network – Pepper Hamilton LLP has awarded the firm’s 2006 William R. Klaus Community Service Award to Trudy Williams, a legal secretary in Pepper’s Washington, D.C. office, in recognition of her dedication to and support of an inner-city school in Washington.
“Trudy single-handedly sustains office support for the Stanton elementary school,” said David A. Wormser, the partner in charge of Pepper’s Washington office. Mr. Wormser presented the Community Service Award to Ms. Williams at a luncheon reception on November 7, 2006. “She provides help with fundraising drives, awards, tutoring, winter coat drives and much more. She is a consistent inspiration to all of us.”
Ms. Williams has helmed many community service efforts, including drives for the Washington Lawyers for Civil Rights Under Law, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race for the Cure®, an office “Adopt a Family” holiday gift program and the holiday Feed the Hungry program, among others.
“This is a wonderful honor,” Ms. Williams said. “Mr. Klaus was an incredible man, and I’m grateful that I’ve been able to measure up in some small way. It makes me excited about doing what I do and helping those around me.”
Ms. Williams, who originally joined Pepper in 1980, returned to the firm in 1993 and moved from the New York office to Washington in 2000. She is currently working with Stanton’s students on an art contest for which two winners will be chosen for display on the firm’s holiday cards. She is also busy with this year’s “Adopt-A-Family” holiday program.
The Community Service Award is named for William R. Klaus, a chairman emeritus of Pepper who died in 2005. Mr. Klaus was one of the founders and early presidents of Philadelphia’s Community Legal Services and a former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
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