Congratulations to all of our 2022 Awardees at our annual

Champions of Justice

Extraordinary volunteers are formally recognized with a special award at the Champions of Justice luncheons. The Annual Champions of Justice luncheons are held once a year in Reno for the North, Las Vegas for the South, and Elko for the Rural Counties. At each of these ceremonies, distinguished political, judicial, and community service leaders are invited to meet and congratulate our outstanding Pro Bono Attorneys and Law Firms. We also recognize a Champion of Justice, an extraordinary person who exemplifies the mission and goals of Nevada Legal Services and provide access to justice across Nevada.

Northern Nevada (Reno) 

Wed, September 28th, 2022 

The Nevada Museum of Art

Southern Nevada

(Las Vegas) 

Thurs, October 13, 2022 

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Congratulations to our Northern Nevada
2022 Champions of Justices!

2022 Champion of Justice
Anthem Nevada Medicaid
Lisa Bogard and Sue Laliberte

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Marybeth Gardner, Esq.

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Trevor D. Hartzell, Esq.

Solo Practitioner of the Year
John A. White, Jr. Esq.

Law Firm of the Year
The O’Mara Law Firm, P.C.

Partner Organization of the Year
Immunize Nevada

Muriel Skelly Special Recognition Award
Karen S. Monrreal-Salazar, Esq.

Rodney Sumpter Special Recognition Award
Nancy L. Moss-Ghusn, Esq.

Andrew Puccinelli Special Recognition Award
Angeline J. Portel

Congratulations to our Southern Nevada
2022 Champions of Justices!

2022 Champion of Justice
Sean Claggett

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Richard V. Foster

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Bridgette Reyna Meadows

Law Firm of the Year
Ghandi, Deeter, Blackham

 Judicial Honoree of the Year
Justice James Hardesty

The Center Partnership Award
Joel Selik

Marshal Willick Special Recognition Award
Terry Johnson

Partner Organization of the Year
Hope for Prisoners

Become a sponsor of our 2022 event!


We invite you to take this opportunity to market your company and support Nevada Legal Services as we honor those who help us make a difference in our community.  We have multiple sponsorship levels available.  

All proceeds from this event will go directly to helping more Nevadans access much-needed free legal services. By becoming a sponsor, you will gain recognition as a corporate leader and show your commitment to helping Nevada Legal Services and its clients. Your company or firm will receive visibility and recognition as an organization that assists Nevada Legal Services in providing access to justice.  Sponsors receive advertising, event signage, recognition in our promotional materials, and tax-deductible benefits.

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About Champions of Justice

In 2010 Nevada Legal Services (NLS) created the Champions of Justice Award to give recognition to those who significantly support the cause of Access to Justice for all Nevadans by providing or promoting Pro Bono assistance. The dedication of our awardees today has greatly increased the ability of Nevada Legal Services and our sister organizations to meet the ever-increasing demand for our assistance. NLS is fortunate to have many generous volunteers throughout the state who participate in our Pro Bono programs. The staff of Nevada Legal Services would also like to thank the many individuals and groups that support our organization which allows us to continue to provide legal aid services to our community members.

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