The Women’s Bar Foundation will present Wyley S. Proctor with the Nery J. Arrano Award for her outstanding service to the WBF’s low-income clients on May 16, 2019.
The WBF will honor Wyley for her leadership in developing a referral relationship between McCarter & English’s pro bono panel and the WBF’s Abuse Prevention Order Panel. Wyley has taken eight domestic abuse cases in the past three years. On one case, the judge specifically noted in his findings of fact what a difference the volunteer attorneys working on the case made in his ability to render a fair judgment. Wyley has spoken at FLP trainings about professional skills she developed by taking a FLP case.
“Wyley is one of the most enthusiastic ambassadors of the value of pro bono work to the law firm community. She elevates the quality of representation we can give our clients and has made McCarter & English a force in the access to justice movement for low-income clients.” Jennifer Furey, Women’s Bar Foundation President.
The WBF’s pro bono projects, the Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors, the Elder Law Project, and the Women’s Prison and Reentry Project, provide low-income women and their families with desperately needed legal assistance in matters related to domestic violence, homelessness, end-of-life decision making, and other critical legal issues.