Plancher’s legal work honored

The Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) presented the 2012 Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award to Greenwich attorney Jill Seaman Plancher at its 2012 Pro Bono Awards Luncheon on June 11.

The award recognizes an attorney who has a deep and abiding interest in and dedication to delivering legal services to the disadvantaged in Connecticut. Ms. Plancher was introduced at the luncheon by Andrew J. McDonald, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the governor himself presented the award to her.

Since 1997, Ms. Plancher has worked in the family unit of the Stamford office of Connecticut Legal Services. She has represented people in divorce, custody and family violence matters before the superior and appellate courts and has even been appointed as an attorney for children in contested custody matters.

In addition to her representation of clients, she has also donated more than $150,000 to Connecticut Legal Services from fees earned in representing children as a court-appointed guardian ad litem or attorney for children in highly contested cases.

Charles J. Parker, for whom the award is named, was an advocate for those in the low-income community and consistently sought a solution to bring them equal access to the justice system.

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