The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce its annual award winners – Laura B. Dodge (Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Award), Laura M. Kahl (John A. Graf Client Service Award), and Catherine D. Allard and Katie Allard (John R. McLane Jr. Community Service Award).
The awards were presented at the firm’s recent Colleague Recognition Reception.
Laura Dodge was the recipient of the 17th annual Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Legal Services Award for her outstanding commitment to serving citizens in need. McLane Middleton created the award in support of its efforts to help ensure that all New Hampshire residents, regardless of resources, have access to the justice system. Since the firm’s inception over a century ago, McLane Middleton has been a consistent leader in supporting the state’s most vulnerable constituents. The award is named after Jack Middleton, who has worked tirelessly for over 65 years giving back to those most in need. As the firm has grown into Massachusetts, its pro bono commitment has grown too, and now serves citizens of both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Laura is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. She can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1249 or [email protected].
Laura Kahl was the recipient of the firm’s annual John A. Graf Client Service Award. The award is named in honor of a former partner in the firm who was relentlessly focused on solving his clients’ problems. The award is provided annually to the McLane Middleton attorney, paralegal, or administrative colleague(s) who exemplifies the highest level of client responsiveness and excellence in service based on colleague observations, peer reviews, and client recommendations. Laura is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. She can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2677 or [email protected].
Cathy Allard and Katie Allard were co-recipients of the firm’s John R. McLane, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award is given to the McLane Middleton attorney, paralegal, or administrative colleague who exemplifies the highest commitment to the community based on colleague observations and peer reviews. The award is named after former partner, John R. McLane, Jr., who had a long history serving the community. Cathy is a paralegal in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Katie is a legal administrative assistant in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Both are active members of the firm’s Community Service Committee.