Saturday, July 7, 2007
2007 Pro Bono and Legal Services Award -- Frank J. Scurlock Award Lan T. Nguyen received the 2007 Frank J. Scurlock Award. She was recommended for the award by the Houston Bar Assocation's Executive Director, Kay Sim. I've known Lan for many years and I can't say enough good things about her. She is an outstanding attorney. She is an extremely hard worker. She does many pro bono cases through Houston Volunteer Lawyers and other Houston area charities. In one case, I represented a Vietnamese grandmother though Houston Volunteer Lawyers Progam, when I asked for an interpreter -- I was referred to Lan. Unfortunately, she was already one of the attorneys on the case! It was a very complex and difficult case, but even though Lan was a strong advocate for her client, she was a person that was pleasant to deal with and to easily respect. Her word is like gold! When the situation gets stressful, she is able to maintain her cool and her sense of humor. Congratulations to Lan T. Nguyen for her work in the Houston community and the Houston Vietnamese community! She is inspiring! She is an outstanding person!