Congratulations to Dana Harrington Conner, who recently traveled to the U.S. Supreme Court to be recognized with the 2002 Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service. She is the managing attorney of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) which is an organization of volunteer attorneys who provide services to low income families in a number of areas. According to the Wilmington News Journal the DVLS helped more than 1,000 low income clients in 2001. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member of Widener University School of Law as the Director of the School's Delaware Civil Law Clinic, she is also very active in the Delaware legal community:
She is a member of the American Judicature Society and the Melson–Arsht American Inn of Court in Wilmington, Delaware. She serves on the board of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Provision of Legal Services to Low Income People and is an adjunct professor of the Delaware Civil Clinic. Ms. Harrington Conner is frequently called as an expert witness in domestic violence proceedings and is a recognized authority on protection from abuse proceedings. She is a regular speaker at legal seminars and programs for the public.It's good to see recognition go to someone who deserves it.