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For The Common Good Awards Reception

The annual For The Common Good Awards Reception is LSEM's opportunity to honor the dedication and contributions of our volunteers, donors and community partners, without whom our mission and services would not be possible.

This year, the event was held on Wednesday, August 31st at The Moto Museum in Midtown St. Louis.

For The Common Good Honorees, 2016

Robert Walston Chubb Award: John G. Simon

Melton M. Lewis Equal Justice Award: Lt. Juan Mario Francis Gomez

Rory Ellinger Legislative Award: Missouri State Representative Robert Cornejo, Missouri Senator Bob Dixon, Missouri State Representative Jon Don McGaugh

Media Award: St. Louis Public Radio's "We Live Here" with Tim Lloyd & Kameel Stanley

Eddie Mae Binion Community Service Award: Heidi B. Miller, MD

Ashley Award: Deaconess Foundation

Edna M. Taylor Client Service Award: Verneice Walley

Richard B. Teitelman Distinguished Service Award: Independence Center

Gerald R. Ortbals Outstanding Law Practice Award: Ponder-Bates Law Firm LLC, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

John R. Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award: Callie J. Tucker

F. Wm. McCalpin Pro Bono Award: Richard Constance, Christopher Hayes, Philip J. York

Click here to see details and photos from this year and past years.

For more information about our For The Common Good Awards Reception please contact Louisa Gregory, Development & Special Events Coordinator at (314) 256-8736  or