Posted December 6, 20223:55 pm
By Bill DeBus
Madison Township trustees have honored a lawyer who lives in the community for garnering a noteworthy award.
Trustees approved a resolution congratulating Lydia Gross on being named as a 2022 Community Impact Award winner by The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
That resolution was presented to Gross at the Nov. 29 trustee board meeting.
Gross is employed as an attorney at the Dworken & Bernstein law firm in Painesville. She was one of three Northeast Ohio lawyers chosen this year to receive The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Community Impact Award.
This honor is given to recognize individuals or groups who have made a mark for outstanding participation or critical involvement that ensured success for a client, client community or project, a news release from the society stated.
Gross, who is a family-law attorney, has used her knowledge to support the society's pro se divorce clinics in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, the release noted. In these clinics, volunteer attorneys counsel clients and provide participating residents with the tools they need to handle divorce matters on their own.
The Latin phrase "pro se" roughly translates to "for oneself."
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland presented three Community Impact Awards and a variety of other accolades during its 117th annual meeting on Dec. 2. Since the society announced those award winners in advance, Madison Township trustees had their resolution for Gross ready to present when they met on Nov. 29.
That document noted that Gross, her husband, Alex, and their son, Brooks reside in the historic Bailey House in Madison Township.
When Gross isn't busy practicing law, she's involved in a ballet class at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association in Madison Village; helps homeless animals in Lake County; and crochets in the Prayerful Shawlers Group at Immaculate Conception Church in Madison Township, the resolution stated.
In addition, she's a member of the Madison Historical Society.
"We are very proud to call Lydia one of 'Madison Township's own," trustees stated in their resolution.
Gross thanked trustees for the recognition and then left the meeting after the awards presentation. The News-Herald was unsuccessful in reaching her for further comments about the resolution and Community Impact Award.
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