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Greene Espel is proud to announce that Larry Espel has been named the 2015 Pro Bono Publico recipient for Excellence by an Attorney in the Private Sector by the Hennepin County Bar Association. For over 14 years, Larry Espel has volunteered with the Children’s Law Center, providing free representation to youth in foster care. In that capacity, he has repeatedly demonstrated outstanding commitment to his clients. The Children’s Law Center recalls that—on one occasion—it was contacted by a child in southern Minnesota, close to the Iowa border. While the Children’s Law Center did not have the capacity to provide consistent representation to counties outside the Metro area, Larry volunteered to represent the child—a tremendous time commitment. On other occasions, Larry has agreed to pick up representation of a client’s younger siblings or former clients who re-enter the system without hesitation. In recognition of his extraordinary service, the Children’s Law Center has honored Larry with Distinguished Service and Volunteer of the Months awards for his advocacy. Our firm is proud that Larry’s commitment to pro bono service has been recognized by the HCBA. His example inspires us all.