Members of Kutak Rock will accept Legal Aid of Nebraska’s 2023 Lifetime Law Firm Partner Equal Justice Award on Friday, October 6 at Founders One | Nine in Omaha as part of Legal Aid’s 60th anniversary celebration.
The award recognizes the firm’s longstanding service to Legal Aid, commencing with Bob Kutak’s commitment to equal access to justice and Harold Rock’s career-long partnership with Legal Aid of Nebraska. Kutak Rock’s founders’ support for Legal Aid’s mission has been embraced by their successors, and Kutak Rock’s partnership with Legal Aid continues unabated in the firm’s 59th year.
“We’re grateful for this recognition of Kutak Rock’s historic and ongoing partnership with Legal Aid of Nebraska in support of equal access to justice in our state,” said firm Chair John Petr. “Legal Aid’s mission has enjoyed the passionate support of Kutak Rock since our founding, and many of our attorneys, from Bob Kutak and Harold Rock through David Jacobson and now Amy Van Horne and an active corps of attorney volunteers, have been dedicated personal supporters of Legal Aid and its programming. We’re honored by this recognition.”
Ms. Van Horne has served on the Board of Legal Aid of Nebraska for nearly a decade, including as head of the Planning and Priorities Committee, and in 2021 was appointed Board President. “While I am honored to be a current member of the Board of Directors of Legal aid of Nebraska and view it as a continuation of Kutak Rock’s legacy of service,” said Ms. Van Horne, “I am only one of countless firm attorneys who have volunteered their time and knowledge to assist Nebraskans who would otherwise be unable to access legal representation in critical situations.”
In 2019, Kutak Rock earned Legal Aid of Nebraska’s inaugural Law Firm Partner Equal Justice Award.
According to Legal Aid of Nebraska, it has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice across the state of Nebraska through quality civil legal services for 60 years through information, referrals, advice, workshops, self-help services, limited assistance, and full direct representation.