Legal Aid Society’s “The Legacy of Justice Award” – Frank DeSantis
Date: November 20, 2017
Publication: Legal Aid Society
Frank DeSantis was honored yesterday by the Legal Aid Society with “The Legacy of Justice Award,” which is presented to an individual whose participation in pro bono efforts has been significant in terms of tenure and impact. Frank was described this way in the program:
“With his thoughtful demeanor, Mr. DeSantis has been the moving force throughout so much of the engagement, recruitment, and energy behind Legal Aid's pro bono work. He has leveraged his many leadership roles to promote pro bono work as 2015 President of Legal Aid's Board of Directors, as Pro Bono Committee member, as the inaugural ACT 2 Advisory Committee Chair, as 2010 President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, with The Lawyers Guild, as partner and Ethics Committee Chair at Thompson Hine, and as a leader in the community. Mr. DeSantis is an attorney whose pro bono work is woven into his professional DNA. He is both a leader and a volunteer at Legal Aid brief advice clinics and in extended representation cases. His words, influence, and reputation in the community have been critical to promoting Legal Aid's mission. By representing what is good and noble about the legal profession, Mr. DeSantis is a role model to those at Legal Aid and to the legal community at large.”
Frank was honored on stage in front of 700+ people and shared his “My Legal Aid Story,” which was a humble and moving call to service.