For Immediate Release

October 11, 2017

Harris County, TX – In commemoration of National Pro Bono Week (October 23-29), Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) honors Harris County Attorney, Omonzusi Imobioh with two  2017 Lone Star Legal Aid – Houston Pro Bono Awards: one for the Most Litigated Cases Handled and the other for the Most Contested Litigated Cases Handled.  LSLA Pro Bono Awards recognize attorneys, law firms, and community partners who donate their time and legal expertise to ensure that all eligible residents within its service area have equal access to the courts and legal representation.

A native of Nigeria, Ms. Omonsuzi Imobioh is a solo practitioner.  Educated in the United States, she has been a member of the Texas Bar since 2006.  An ardent supporter of Lone Star Legal Aid, she regularly accepts new pro bono clients from LSLA, sometimes as many as four at a time. Currently, Ms. Imobioh has seven (7) open pro bono matters for LSLA clients in litigation, including one with whom she does not speak a common language. Her dedication to helping the poor is such that she has been willing to work through LSLA-provided interpreters to help that client.

Ms. Imobioh will be formally recognized on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, during LSLA’s 2017 Pro Bono Award Reception in Houston. Her hard work and dedication on behalf of low-income area residents will be commemorated with certificates of appreciation from LSLA signed by Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, Court Liaison for the Texas Access to Justice Commission, and LSLA’s C.E.O. Paul Furrh, Jr.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and also 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing;  improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, such as those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org

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