The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was recently recognized, together with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver, with Meritorious Recognition for The American Bar Association (ABA) Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.

ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services annually recognizes programs and projects that advance access to legal services for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. COCD and IAALS were recognized for our work in partnership with the legal system, leveraging interdisciplinary services and empowering parents going through a divorce to work together toward positive outcomes for their children.

The award is named in honor of Louis M. Brown for his 60-year dedication to expanding access to legal services. Brown was the founder and chair of the National Center for Preventive Law and the originator of personal legal check- ups and corporate legal audits.

We are honored to be included among the other prestigious and deserving programs and projects that have received this award over the years, and congratulate this year’s award recipients and candidates for the important work that they all do.

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