During the January 21, 2011, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA) Installation Banquet, LSSM’s Executive Director Douglas B. Kays was presented the annual “President’s Award.” SMBA President Brian Hamburg honored Doug Kays for his 30 years of service to the clients of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. Hamburg also recognized Doug for his dedication to pro bono assistance for those less fortunate.
In addition, to honor outgoing President Hamburg’s tireless efforts for Legal Services and pro bono work, each and every member of the SMBA Board of Directors agreed to take on one pro bono case during 2011 for Legal Services. SMBA Executive Director Crista Hogan presented Doug with a letter acknowledging this gracious gift, signed by each member of the Board.
LSSM and SMBA have partnered on many projects over the past 30 years to ensure equal access to justice for low-income families.