(Boston, 04/28/10) New England Law | Boston: Caitlin Beresin ’10 is this year’s New England Law | Boston winner of the Association of Corporate Council, Northeast Chapter, award for the ethical practice of law. The award program celebrates area law school students who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through their work in a clinical program representing their first real clients.
Professor Russell Engler, director of clinical programs, commented, “Caitlin Beresin’s work throughout her career at New England Law | Boston has consistently demonstrated her achievements in the areas of ethics and professionalism.”
The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, was presented on April 15, 2010, at a Boston function attended by prominent judges, faculty from participating schools; presidents of other local bar associations; and general counsel of major companies.
Beresin enrolled in the New England Law’s Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic during her second year in law school. The clinical work built on and continued work she began for Children’s Legal Services the preceding summer, for which she was awarded a Public Interest Law Association (PILA) grant.
Beresin has more recently volunteered with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program, serving as a Guardian ad Litem in a Care and Protection case, a role in which she continues to serve. She also worked as one of two student attorneys at Harvard Law School’s Tenant Advocacy Project and, as part of her work in New England Law’s Criminal Procedure II Clinic, has represented indigent clients in criminal matters at performing the Boston District and Municipal Court Office of the Committee for Public Counsel Services.