McGregor awarded the Kutak-Dodds Prize

n recognition of his efforts to ensure equal justice for all people regardless of ability to pay, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) announced today that McGregor Smyth, the Managing Attorney of the Civil Action Practice, is this year’s winner of the Kutak-Dodds Prize, alongside Alan Alop, Deputy Director for Intake Offices, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago in Chicago, IL.

Jointly sponsored by NLADA and the Robert J. Kutak Foundation, each prize carries a cash award of $10,000. Smyth and Alop will receive their awards during the NLADA Exemplar Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, on September 28.

The annual presentation of the Kutak-Dodds Prizes honors the accomplishments of civil legal aid attorneys and public defenders who, through the practice of law, are contributing in a significant way to the enhancement of human dignity and quality of life of those persons unable to afford legal representation.

Robin Steinberg, Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders, nominated Smyth explaining, “McGregor’s compassion and dedication to our clients is irrefutable, and his commitment to enhancing the legal services available to low-income communities is steadfast. He fluidly transitions from working on the theoretical aspects of his practice to listening and talking to individual clients.”

Congratulations McGregor on a well-earned honor!