2L Kyle Anderson received the Louisana State Bar Association’s 2017 Law Student Award. The award recognizes a law student from an ABA-accredited law school in the state of Louisiana who has demonstrated a dedication to providing legal services to the poor.
Anderson was a Gillis Long Intern at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) in the summer of 2016. He was instrumental in getting the St. Charles Parish Access to Justice Center off the ground and helped staff the Center when it first opened. He also garnered support for the Access to Justice Center from the local business community. Anderson not only solicited donations of items necessary to open the Access to Justice Center, but also put together and moved furniture.
Anderson also worked as a law clerk in SLLS's Hammond Office, interviewing clients, conducting legal research and drafting pleadings and letters.
The award was presented May 23rd at the 2017 Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards. Anderson is pictured with Laura Tuggle, Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, where Kyle worked as a Gillis Long Summer Intern.