Samuel Dalton Recieves the Kutak-Dodds Prize

Samuel Dalton, J.D. ’54, H’94, Harahan, La., the founding chairman the Jefferson Parish Indigent Defender Board in Louisiana, who has represented poor defendants for nearly six decades, is the Kutak-Dodds Prize awardee for public defense. Established in 1989 and presented each year at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s (NLADA) Annual Dinner in Washington, D.C., the Kutak-Dodds Prize honors an equal justice advocate “who, through the practice of law, has contributed in a significant way to the enhancement of the human dignity and quality of life of those persons unable to afford legal representation.”