On May 8, 2014, the Northwest Colorado Legal Services Project did something it has never done before: recognized two attorneys who had received the same honor in the past.
The “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” award is presented to an attorney who has gone above and beyond in his or her pro bono contributions. In Gunnison County, two attorneys shared this award in 2014:
James H. Starr, a volunteer with NCLSP for over 20 years, who was also “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year” in 1993. He was honored again in 2014 in recognition of his efforts to expand services to low-income clients by instituting a second monthly advice clinic in Gunnison County to serve residents of Crested Butte. The clinic is held at his office each month and every member of his staff participates.
Clayton R. Miller, another long-time volunteer, originally was named “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year’ in 2002. He was recognized again in 2014 for his continuing commitment to provide legal representation to domestic violence victims. Mr. Miller assists many victims each year in complex family law litigation, and also accepts other pro bono cases and assists with advice clinics and community education.