Camille Borg Named Pro Bono Law Student of the Year
On National Law Day Camille Borg ('12) was named 2012 Pro Bono Law Student of the Year by the Utah State Bar. In 2011 alone, Borg contributed over 750 hours to pro bono services through a variety of roles and organizations.
“I think it is good that people who make an effort to do pro bono work are recognized,” Borg said. “It encourages others to do pro bono work which is the ultimate goal.”
A special awards ceremony was held on National Law Day in order to recognize the service of law students, young lawyers, senior lawyers and middle school students. Justice Thomas Lee from the Utah Supreme Court spoke at the awards ceremony, which was held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. He spoke on how critical it is for all citizens to honor the law in order to uphold the constitution.
Borg was nominated to recieve this award by Professor James Backman, Dean Rasband and Janise Macanas, president of the Utah Minority Bar Association.
Pro Bono Law Student of the Year is one of the many awards Borg has received in recognition of her outstanding service. She has also received the Equal Justice Works “Stand out Member” award and the J. Reuben Clark Faculty Award for Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Services in 2011, among many others.
Posted:May 09, 2012