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Gentry Locke Names Edwards Annual “Pro Bono Promise Award” Recipient

ROANOKE, Va. (February 18, 2020) – The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Partner Evans G. Edwards has been named the recipient of the firm’s 2019 Pro Bono Promise Award. The award recognizes pro bono work that exceeds the 2% yearly aspirational goal set by the Supreme Court of Virginia, either quantitatively or qualitatively. In 2019, Evans dedicated almost 100 hours to pro bono efforts.

“As a firm, we recognize the importance of making legal representation available to everyone. We are proud of the commitment of Evans and others within the firm to make sure this happens,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica Taylor Monday.

In 2019, Edwards’ pro bono efforts included representing an individual in the circuit court and Supreme Court of Virginia involving a property rights and trespass issue. The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear the appeal of the client’s claim.

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