The American Bar Association recently honored Baker McKenzie partner Angela Vigil with a 2016 Difference Makers Award, recognizing her commitment to pro bono service.
The annual awards program recognizes "extraordinary lawyers who 'make a difference' by breaking barriers, for women, people of color, people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation." Ms. Vigil was selected for the Making a Difference Through Pro Bono Leadership Award, honoring her "outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged."
Ms. Vigil is the Firm’s Pro Bono Partner and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Practice. She focuses her practice on children's law, civil rights and human rights. An experienced trial lawyer, she frequently lectures at various national and international conferences on issues related to professional responsibility, children's law, juvenile justice practice, interviewing and counseling clients, legal aid and social justice. She also presents on pro bono management in law firms and in legal service organizations.
This year's five honorees, selected by the ABA's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, were acknowledged during the ABA's 2016 Solo & Small Firm Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 30.
I am proud to share this honor with esteemed leaders throughout the country, and I'm very grateful to the ABA for the recognition,
Ms. Vigil said.