Belmont Honors Nellis with ‘Champion for Justice’ Award

Belmont University College of Law recently honored Clifford M. Nellis, founder and executive director of Chicago's Lawndale Christian Legal Center, with the Champion for Justice Award. The Lawndale Christian Legal Center has grown to include 45 employees who not only offer direct services to thousands of youth and young adults, but also lead cross-sector partnerships between government and nonprofit leaders in Chicago and as far away as New Delhi, India. In addition, Nellis helped establish the first Restorative Justice Community Court for emerging adults in Chicago, and he has served as president of the Chicago Bar Association Legal Aid Council.
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