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Oakey, U.Va. center to get VSB’s pro bono award

The Virginia State Bar has named two winners for its 2007 Lewis F. Powell Pro Bono Award: John M. Oakey Jr. and volunteers at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the University of Virginia law school.

Since his retirement from McGuireWoods LLP, Oakey has handled numerous pro bono projects in the Richmond area. The Caplin Center at U.Va. coordinates the law school’s public service outreach efforts, including pro bono work.

The Powell award, given by the VSB’s Committee on Access to Legal Services, is named for the late associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. The awards will be presented next month at the VSB’s pro bono conference.

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