BRIDGING THE LEGAL GAP
Often times, there is a gap between the need for justice and an individual’s ability to pay for
the representation to receive justice. It is the generosity of individual attorneys and
organizations that help bridge that gap for individuals caught up in the criminal justice system,
immigration proceedings and other legal matters through pro bono representation and
On May 1, the Dane County Bar Association held its Annual Law Day Pro Bono Breakfast at
First United Methodist Church to honor those individuals and organizations that represent the
spirit of the pro bono work that many attorneys provide without fanfare. The 2012 honorees
were: Commissioner Mary Beth Keppel, Attorney H. Wes Taylor, University of Wisconsin Pro
Bono Program, Community Immigration Law Center, ABC for Health and Jennifer Cunha,
University of Wisconsin Law Student.
Pictured above are presenter the Honorable C. William Foust, and Community Immigration
Law Center’s Rev. Dale Chapin, Atty. Ramona L. Natera, Atty. Linda M. Clifford, Jean-René
Watchou and Atty. Grant S. Sovern.
Community Immigration Law Center provides free legal consultation to individuals with
immigration questions at Christ Presbyterian Church every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month
from 2-5 p.m.