June 25, 2019

Ginny Lee Named Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year

Pro Bono Paralegal_Lee, GinnyGinny Lee has been named the Colorado Bar Association and the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association’s 2013 Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year.

Lee has worked as a nurse paralegal, focusing on medical malpractice, with Kennedy Childs for 16 years.

Since 2004, she has volunteered more than 1,500 hours as a CASA volunteer, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, in Jefferson and Gilpin counties.  As a CASA volunteer, Lee appears in court and speaks on behalf of child victims in abuse and neglect cases. Lee is known for her willingness to travel and always make herself available to the children she advocates for.

“I’m honored to be recognized as the Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year,” Lee said. “Entering a courtroom as a child can be scary or confusing. As a CASA volunteer, I’m glad that I can use what I know professionally to explain to them what’s going on, and I can be there for them as a support system — in or out of court.”

Additionally, Lee assists CASA with recruiting new volunteers.

“Ginny is a model volunteer for our organization, and the children we serve are the true beneficiaries of her hard work and dedication,” said CASA of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties Executive Director Leah Varnell. “Her motivation is to improve the lives of others, inspire hope for the future and speak for child victims who cannot speak for themselves.”

In 2010, Lee was named a 7Everyday Hero by 7News for her dedicated advocacy for abused and neglected children. She is an active member of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff and the Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff.

Lee will be honored on two occasions: on Monday, April 8, at the Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, and on Thursday, May 2, at the Paralegal Day Reception at the Warwick Hotel.

The Paralegal of the Year Award honors the paralegal whose efforts best exhibit a commitment to pro bono activities, serving the indigent with legal assistance in times of need. In recognition of her award a $1,000 donation will be made to a pro bono organization of Lee’s choice in her name. The award was started by the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association in 2002.

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