Posted June 14, 2022
Congratulations to Catholic Charities’ own Lisa Black on being named the 2022 Volunteer of the year by the Justice For All Committee (JFA) of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. This honor is awarded to individuals who have provided exemplary service to the Cleveland community in pro bono and public service programs during the previous Bar Year.
According to the article released by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Lisa has put in many hours to CMBA over the past 8+ years and served as the Chair of the Justice For All Committee for 2 years. She also volunteers in the Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance Program, and has guided efforts to partner with organizations to come up with regular volunteer services at the Bishop Cosgrove Center and Westside Catholic Center.
Lisa has also helped form strong relationships between CMBA and other organizations in the Cleveland area.
“Lisa has helped forge stronger relationships between CMBA and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland as pro se and other clinical programs have developed and grown over the years.” Chavone Nash of CMBA wrote.
While accepting her award, Lisa mentions her gratitude for her experiences and the people she has met so far:
“I am both humbled and grateful to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for selecting me as the 2022 recipient of its Volunteer of the Year award. I have worked with so many outstanding lawyers and professionals over the years at the CMBA and in the legal community, so it is difficult to mention everyone. One person, in particular, stands out, and she is CMBA’s Mary Groth, advocate extraordinaire for young people, women, and minorities, and also a long-time friend and colleague to me. Moreover, I am grateful to Catholic Charities President and CEO, Pat Gareau, for his support of my efforts over the years and Bishop Malesic and the leadership at the Diocese of Cleveland for their dedication to the people of Cleveland.”
Congratulations again, Lisa! Thank you for all you do and for continuing to help those in our community!
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