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Carter County Bar Association Receives Honor

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A local organization of lawyers is recognized for its good deeds.  The Carter County Bar Association earned a prestigious state award given by the Oklahoma Bar Association. KTEN's Meredith Saldana reports.

This is the first time in about 30-years that the Carter County Bar Association has received this hard earned award.   KTEN spoke with Tim Burson, the president of the association and he said this is a great day for the organization and that this award means a lot to them.   He also said that there were several reasons the association earned this award, first and foremost was the pro bono work these attorneys provide. Pro bono meaning they volunteer their legal skills without pay. Most of these pro bono cases involve representing children in deprived cases.

Burson says, "Kids are fragile and kids can't represent themselves. Kids need someone, an advocate that can stand up for their rights. I think that's what's really important to the Carter County Bar Association. Those attorney's that give that service and represent children in child deprived cases."  

In addition to the pro bono work, Mr. Burson said that the organizations volunteer ship was not limited to the courtroom and was also carried out into the community. Mr. Burson also said there are many unsung heroes that go unrecognized and he wanted to congratulate the Carter County Bar Association.

Meredith Saldana, KTEN News