Haynes and Boone Attorney Honored with Justice For Children Award

02/21/2007

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP announced Tuesday that appellate partner Alene Ross “Allie” Levy will receive the Harvey R. Houck, Jr. Award for Outstanding Service To Children on April 13 for her pro bono work with child advocacy group Justice For Children.

Allie Levy accepted her first pro bono case with Justice For Children in 1996 and has worked tirelessly with the group since then.  Levy serves on the Justice For Children advisory board and is National Chair of Amicus Briefing for the organization. The organization previously honored Ms. Levy as Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2003.

Justice For Children is a national nonprofit organization concerned about children's rights and their protection from abuse.  Randy Burton, a former Chief Prosecutor of the Family Offenses Section of the Harris County District Attorney's office, founded the group in 1987 with a group of concerned citizens in response to the failure of child protective organizations to protect abused and neglected children. Ms. Levy will receive the Harvey R. Houck, Jr. Award – named for real estate developer and philanthropist Houck – during the fifth annual Justice For Children Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston.

Ms. Levy is an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law.  She joined Haynes and Boone in 1993 after serving as a staff attorney for both the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals.  Ms. Levy currently serves as vice-chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a past chair of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal service.. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized by Vault.com as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For," by Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America,” and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for its commitment to diversity.

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