Laredo/Webb County Bar Association Honors TRLA Attorneys

This May the Laredo/Webb County Bar Association honored Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) attorneys Kelly Fitzgerald and Laurie Burns as the 2009 Law Day Chairs for their work defending the mothers of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

Fitzgerald and Burns were given the honor at the Liberty Bell Luncheon and Awards Ceremony held at the Laredo Embassy Suites.  According to their nominee, “Kelly and Laurie’s efforts in this case, which took them far from home, were an extraordinary work of advocacy on behalf of these families who were arbitrarily stripped of their rights.”

The two were part of a group of a dozen TRLA attorneys and staff members who worked with more than forty FLDS mothers in their child custody disputes with the state of Texas.

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