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Crowell & Moring Receives National Legal Aid & Defender Association's 2013 "Beacon of Justice" Award

Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2013: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that the firm was among the recipients of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association's (NLADA) 2013 "Beacon of Justice" Award, which was presented on September 19 at the NLADA Exemplar award dinner in Washington, D.C. The 17 law firms honored devoted considerable time and resources to delivering on the mandate of Gideon v. Wainwright, which 50 years ago established the right to counsel for people accused of a crime and facing a loss of liberty.

According to NLADA, Crowell & Moring was selected because of its investment of time and resources in partnerships that expand access to counsel for people unable to afford it.

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) is America's oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. For more than 100 years, NLADA has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local level through the creation of our public defender system, development of nationally applicable standards for legal representation, groundbreaking legal legislation and the creation of important institutions such as the Legal Services Corporation. For more information, visit

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


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