On December 5, 2017, Bayard Director, Kara M. Swasey received the Delaware State Bar Association Young Lawyers Distinguished Service Award at a DSBA luncheon in the duBarry Room of the Hotel DuPont. Curtis Bounds of Bayard made the presentation on behalf of DSBA. Established in 1981, the Young Lawyers Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member of the Delaware Bar who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service over the last ten years or less to the “cause of good citizenship in civic and humanitarian service, has maintained the integrity and honored recognition of the legal profession in community affairs and who, as an outstanding Delawarean, has unceasingly advanced the ideals of citizen participation and community accomplishment, thus reflecting high honor on both country and profession.”
This is the second award of its kind that Kara received this year. Earlier this fall, Kara was awarded the Christopher White Commitment Award for her commitment to others through her legal work. Throughout her career, Kara has been extremely active in the community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (“DVLS”), an organization that provides quality pro bono legal services to indigent Delawareans. She has also volunteered for DVLS, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, the Limited Legal Assistance Program, the Federal Re-entry Legal Assistance Program, and the Office of the Child Advocate.
Kara’s ongoing commitment to servicing this community is reflective of the person she is and Bayard is proud of her community service efforts. Kara is one of two attorneys from Bayard who have received the award in its 36 years of existence.
Pictured: Kara M. Swasey and Curtis P. Bounds
Photo credit: DSBA
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