Greensboro, N.C. – Carrie Hanger, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Greensboro office, recently received the firm's McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award for her distinguished pro bono work in 2014.
The McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award was created, as part of the firm's ongoing pro bono program, to recognize an attorney who has shown an outstanding commitment to pro bono service. The award honors the values and history of public service championed by John McNeill Smith Jr., who practiced law for more than 50 years with the firm. Smith earned respect among the legal community for his courageous actions defending the rights of others. The firm's McNeill Smith award recognizes other attorneys whose actions reflect these same values.
Hanger, the third recipient of the McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award, unselfishly advocates on behalf of abused, neglected, and dependent children before North Carolina's appellate courts, as a Guardian Ad Litem appellate advocate. She also serves on the board of directors of the Bell House, a professional care facility that provides programs and services for adults with physical disabilities.
"Carrie exemplifies the ideals of a community service leader, and serves as a role model to our firm's attorneys. She is incredibly deserving of the McNeill Smith Pro Bono award as she routinely steps up to the plate for the underprivileged citizens of North Carolina," said Tami McKnew, Pro Bono Committee Chair. "She is truly inspiring, and we congratulate her on this significant achievement."
Hanger earned her Bachelor's degree from Davidson College and J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.
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