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Legislation #: 090415 Introduction Date: 5/21/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/31/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Congratulating Sarah Baxter on receiving the 2009 Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award.

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5/18/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/21/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090415

 

Congratulating Sarah Baxter on receiving the 2009 Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award.

 

WHEREAS, on April 30, 2009, Sarah Baxter received the 2009 Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award presented during the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference in Tan-Tar-A, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, the award honors attorneys who, through participation in the Volunteer Attorney Project, have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to providing legal services to the low-income and homeless community of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Volunteer Attorney Project is a joint project of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Lawyers Association of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Sarah Baxter is an Assistant City Attorney for Kansas City, Missouri and has been a member of the Volunteer Attorney Project for five years and has represented a large number of clients by accepting one case after another with successful resolutions each time; and

 

WHEREAS, Sarah stands out in the Volunteer Attorney Project because of her continued willingness to accept cases whenever called upon whether it is complex legal issue or an emergency that needs to be done right now, Sarah has always said yes when called upon; and

 

WHEREAS, Sarah has a very challenging work schedule but it is evident that she has made providing pro bono services one of her top priorities; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Sarah Baxter on receiving the 2009 Robert C. Welch Volunteer Attorney Project Award; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Sarah Baxter with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for her dedication to providing pro bono services in the community.

 

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