Karin Larson Recognized for Work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate
Miller & Chevalier Staff Attorney Receives 2016 Caring Heart Award
Washington, DC, November 17, 2016 – Miller & Chevalier is pleased to announce that Staff Attorney Karin Larson was awarded the 2016 Caring Heart Award for her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer in Anne Arundel Country, MD. In her 22 years as a CASA volunteer, Larson has advocated for more than 25 children, first in Washington state and then in Maryland.
"Karin is a true ambassador for our CASA program," Anne Arundel Country CASA Executive Director Rebecca Tringle said. "She can always be counted on to help out at our fundraising events and participates in training our new volunteers by serving on the CASA panel."
Larson feels a strong connection to the children she advocates for. "I was interested in becoming a CASA volunteer from the very beginning," said Larson, who began volunteering as a CASA in 1994. "The heart of why I volunteer as a CASA is because [my brother] Kevin and I were those children and we know what kids without a CASA do – struggle to survive, getting through childhood as best you can – hoping that just one adult would speak up for and support what's best for you," she said.
Miller & Chevalier is proud to support CASA with grant funding through the Miller & Chevalier Foundation.
About Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc.
Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. (AACCASA) is a privately held 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In 1993, a handful of local attorneys recognized the need for a CASA program in Anne Arundel County. With support from the local Bar Association, the Circuit Court, and the Department of Social Services, AACCASA was incorporated, and began serving children in July 1997. With a small staff of six professionals, CASA relies on volunteers to achieve its mission. Since its inception, 432 CASA volunteers have worked to improve the lives of the more than 572 children in need in the community. For more information, visit http://marylandcasa.org/programs/anne-arundel-county/.
About Miller & Chevalier
Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit www.millerchevalier.com.
Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312.252.4104