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ACC Dallas Fort Worth Awards Scholarship Recipient

L ike many ACC chapters, giving back is an important aspect of the annual programming. The Larry Margolies Fellowship Program, named after a former board member who was active in pro bono efforts, is an integral part of the ACC Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter’s pro bono vision to enhance a culture of providing pro bono legal help at the student level through summer internships.

Each September, the DFW Chapter recognizes the two scholarship recipients of the Fellowship Program at the evening reception at our Annual Chapter Meeting, Ethics CLE and Golf/Spa event. This year’s winners are examples of two students with a passion to care for others. SMU Dedman School of Law student Karen Karel worked with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and Texas A&M University School of Law student Byron Bailiey worked with Catholic Charities of Dallas. Both students spoke to the membership and shared the impact of the intern- ship experience.

“Over the summer, I assisted abused and neglected immigrant children who were seeking humanitarian relief because return to their home country was not an option,” Korel explained to over 100 attendees at the recent reception. “Not only did this award help me spend my summer serving young children in need, it also reaffirmed my passion for advocating for immigrants’ rights.”

She added that by providing an avenue for her to spend a summer
at the Human Rights Initiative, ACC positively impacted the lives of many children, a charitable act that will have beneficial effects for many years to come as these children happily pursue great futures.


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