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Delaware State Bar Association Recognizes Derek Abbott with Distinguished Access to Justice Commitment Award

Wilmington, DE (October 24, 2018) – Today, Derek C. Abbott was presented the Commitment Award at the 2018 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Awards.  The honor is given by the Delaware State Bar Association to a member of the Bar who has demonstrated a sterling commitment to pro bono work throughout his or her career by dedicating time and energy to the support and provision of legal services. 

Derek is a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, where he chairs the firm’s pro bono committee.  A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he has made the honor, leadership, and discipline that are the hallmarks of that institution the cornerstones of his professional career.  His Delaware community activities are frequent and diverse ranging from assisting the Delaware Legal Services Community with fundraising activities, to serving as legal counsel for a variety of indigent clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services.

Given in the name of Christopher W. White, the Access to Justice Awards were bestowed at a breakfast ceremony in Wilmington, Del.  Chris was a long-time attorney with the Community Legal Aid Society of Delaware, and member of the Delaware State Bar Association, who died in April 2010 at the age of 48.  He was widely known and respected for his advocacy work on behalf of the poor, homeless, disabled, elderly, troubled and down-trodden people of Delaware.

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