State Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher spoke at Legal Aid's Law Day awards luncheon.

Legal Aid Executive Director Adrienne Worthy speaks to those attending the awards luncheon.

Attorneys staffed the Ask-A-Lawyer tables during Legal Aid's open house on May 1.

Legal Aid volunteers told passersby about services and programs available.

Legal Aid's awards luncheon filled a conference room in their Charleston offices.

Attorney Leonard Knee was honored for his contributions to Legal Aid.

Attorney Andrew Nason was recognized for his support to Legal Aid.

Felicia D. Busch was recognized for her volunteer efforts for Legal Aid.

CHARLESTON -- Legal Aid of West Virginia celebrated Law Day on May 1 by handing out its first Star Awards to people who have helped the group serve their clients.

The first recipients of the Star Awards were Felicia D. Busch, Leonard B. Knee and Andrew S. Nason.

"I am very impressed by the dedicated work and support by volunteers and contributors like Andy, Felicia and Leonard, and am so thankful for their continued service," said Adrienne Worthy, Executive Director of Legal Aid. "Legal Aid depends on the work and support of volunteers and contributors to help us in giving the best service we can to those in need of legal assistance.

"Volunteering at Legal Aid is a win-win experience for us all, and we are happy to acknowledge our 'brightest' stars."

Busch is assistant director for the YWCA's Resolve Family Abuse Program, Knee is an attorney for Bowles Rice McDavid Graff and Love in Charleston, and Nason is an attorney at Pepper Nason & Hayes in Charleston.

With the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and members of the West Virginia State Bar, Legal Aid hosted an open house at its Charleston office on Law Day.

Legal Aid attorneys, advocates and omsbudsmen provided information on the agency's program and services. Ask-A-Lawyer tables were staffed by attorneys who answered questions about domestic violence, family law, wills, housing, elder law and income benefits.

During the awards ceremony, state Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher spoke briefly about his experiences with and thoughts on Legal Aid.

To learn more about Legal Aid, call (304) 343-4481 or visit www.lawv.net.

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