Webster Alumni Earn PILG Excellence in Pro Bono Award
Each year St. Louis University School of Law, through the Public Interest Law Group, awards stipends for law students who wish to serve in public interest positions over the summer. Both Moser and Lipovac have worked closerly with the Clinical Law staff at SLU and were recommended to be recognized for their service.
Natasha Lipovac worked in the SLU Child Advocacy Clinic is the Spring of 2008. She was a nominee for the David Grant Award that honors the most exceptional clinic student of the year. She tirelessly worked to advocate for children who were accused of crimes and abused and neglected. Her work with juvenile clients in St. Louis City inspired her to go to her firm, Husch Blackwell Sanders to recommend a pro bono committee to continue to serve juvenile clients in the city. With complete and total support from her firm, she has recruited several other associates and partners to represent numerous clients. Her dedication to these children has been met with significant success and excellent results for those cases she and her colleagues have taken on. Natasha specializes in mergers and acquisitions.
She was also inspired to raise funds for Saint Louis University Legal Clinic’s annual Holiday Party at Centinary Church to serve the homeless. Our party serves over 200 families a hot breakfast with caroling and presents to bring in the holiday season. Natasha has helped raise over $3000 to support this amazing event for the past two years. She also puts on her apron and come to serve the community their meal along with other clinic faculty, staff and students.
Amy Lorenz-Moser has worked extensively with the Legal Service of Eastern Missouri Volunteer Lawyer Project and Legal Advocates for Abused Women>She has also worked extensively on clemency issues for victims of domestic violence. Amy became involved in University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Family Violence Clinic as a student, and has continued to work passionately throughout her career to further Amy has totally dedicated her pro bono work to several women who were a part of the Clemency Project. She currently represents two. Amy helped file the clemency petitions and parole petitions and writs on the two denials of their parole. She is an excellent lawyer and very passionate about her work with these women. One of Amy’s clients was recently featured in the November 2009 issue of Glamour Magazine, discussing the cycle of violence in families. Amy currently practices at Armstrong Teasdale, specializing in products liability, tort and catastrophic events.