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Staff Awards


The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland was founded in 1905, with the mission to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable. Legal Aid staff members who go above and beyond in their roles can be nominated for one of three staff awards.

Awards

The C. Lyonel Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

The C. Lyonel Jones Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2009 to acknowledge careers dedicated to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and its clients, and is named in honor of C. Lyonel Jones (1932 – 2006), who worked his entire legal career at Legal Aid. Nominees must have at least 10 years of service at Legal Aid and have dedicated their career to Legal Aid and its clients.

The Leadership Award

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Leadership Award was established in 2009 to acknowledge outstanding staff leadership. Any staff member who demonstrates outstanding staff leadership may be nominated and each year potential recipients alternate between attorney and non-attorney staff.

The Claude E. Clark Award

The Claude E. Clarke Award was initially established in 1967 to recognize members of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland staff for outstanding service through professional performance and commitment to Legal Aid and its clients and is named in honor of Claude E. Clarke (1890 – 1975), wo pursued Legal Aid’s mission, representing individuals, resolving fundamental problems and working for systemic solutions. Nominees must have a minimum of two years of service at Legal Aid and up to four awards may be given in any year.

Winners


The C. Lyonel Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Year Winner
2021 Andrea Price
2020 Susan Stauffer
2019 Barbara Simmons
2018 Marley Eiger
2016 Ann Porath
2015 Anita Myerson
2013 Thomas Mlakar
2012 Peter Iskin
2011 Stephanie Jackson
2010 Harold Williams
2009 David Dawson

 


 

The Leadership Award

 

Year Winner
2021 Paige Nofel Kuri
2020 Deborah Dallman
2019 Rachel Riemenschneider
2018 Dennis Dobos
2016 Hazel Remesch
2012 Susan Morgenstern
2011 Kate Ingersoll
2010 Megan Sprecher
2009 Ivia Hobbs

 


 

The Claude E. Clarke Award

 

Year Winners
2021 Tracy Ayers
Erik Meinhardt
Lisa Splawinski
Matthew Vincel
2020 Tracy Ferron
Hilda Hernandez
Heather Lynch
Paige Nofel Kuri
Laura Post
2019 Jessica Baaklini
Rachel Riemenschneider
Eric Zell
2018 Phillip Althouse
Lynette Feliciano
Daniella Lachina
2017 Kathleen Laskey-Donovan
Kristen Nawrocki
2016 Michael Attali
Danielle Gadomski-Littleton
Jasmine McCornell
Kristen Simpson
2015 Deborah Dallman
Adrienne Fischer
Erica Thomas
2014 Julie Cortes
Mary Beth McConville
2013 Shelly Anarado Okere
2012 Lauren Gilbride
Katie Feldman
Joe Lopez
Hazel Remesch
2011 Lucy Dukes
Camille Gill
Tonya Whitsett
2010 Marilyn Fitzpatrick
Carol Kile
Anne Reese
Melanie Shakarian
2009 Kevin Brooks
Dennis Dobos
Karla Perry
Stephen Williams
2003 Davida Dodson
Kenneth Rexford
Maria Smith
Jennifer Stoller
Maialisa Vanyo
2001 Carol Eisenstat
Elizabeth Perl
2000 Myra Torain Embry
1998 Sandra Harding
Lauren Moore Siggers
1997 Marion Facianes
Nancy Heichel
Jill Lange
Thomas Mlakar
Margaret Walsh
1994 Jane Skaluba
1993 Victoria Bartles
Bettina Kaplan
1992 H. Edward Gregory
Stephanie Jackson
Alexandria Ruden
1991 Frank Johnson
Clare McGuinness
Jean Plassard
1990 Susan Morgenstern
Andrea Price
1989 Paul Herdeg
Barbara Reitzloff
Gail White
1987 Ann Porath
1967-1985 Kevin Berman
Glenn Billington
Carol Lindsey Bishop
Christopher Bohlen
Bob Bonthius
Evelyn Brooks
Mary Ann Brown
Jean Brown
Carolyn Carter
Pat Cook
Catherine Cremer
Lillian Crockett
Dolores Daniel
David Dawson
Kathleen DeMetz
Anthony DiVenire
Carol Drummer
Melvyn Durchslag
Marley Eiger
Carol Emerling
Rashida Farrell
Bernice Foster
Gordon Friedman
Marie Gasser
Paula Gellman
Brian Glassman
Robert Godlberger
Penelopia Gooden
Margaret Grevatt
Richard Gurbst
Gwen Hall
Patrick Hanrahan
Sylvia Harrison
Frank Hickman
Ivia Hobbs
Roger Hurley
Peter Iskin
Vivian James
Georgiana Johnson
C. Lyonel Jones
Wilber Leatherberry
Robert Lewis
James London
Louise McKinney
Clarence McLeod
Brian McMahon
Christine McMonagle
Jane Mack
Cornelius Manly
Willie Marbury
Edward Marek
Joseph Meissner
Evelyn Morris
Anita Myerson
Evelyn Negron
Jeff Payton
Kenneth Petrey
Phillip Portnick
Otis Ray
Gusti Rini
Douglas Rogers
Ralph Rudd
Robert Sable
Ernest Sarason
Alice Schottenstein
Mary Schroeder
Nancy Schuster
Mattie Sellers
Wilma Sevcik
Barbara Simmons
Doris Simmons
Brenda Smith
Lloyd Snyder
Jan Soeten, Jr.
Theresa Scott
Susan Stauffer
Edward Stege
Shirley Strickland
Alida Struze
Gregory Taylor
Dennis Tenison
Margaret Terry
Sheila Tew
Alice Thompson
Robert Tobik
Barbara VanMeter
Jose Villaneuva
Thomas Weeks
Judy Weit
Harold Williams
James Williams
Mary Williams
Brenda Stinson Willis
William Wuliger
Samuel Young
Harry Youtt
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