Student Receives Annual Pro Bono Award

Toby CookOn Friday, October 17, 2014, University of Montana School of Law student Toby Cook, Class of 2015, was awarded the 2nd Annual Montana Law Student Pro Bono Service Award. The award is co-sponsored by the Law School, Montana Legal Services Association, and members of the local bench and bar. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Townsend.

Toby has demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to pro bono legal service through his work at the Innoncence Project, of which he has volunteered with since his first year in law school. He has donated over one-hundred volunteer hours to the Innoncence Project and has handled cases in every stage of case development. In addition, Toby extended his volunteer work beyond the courtroom by volunteering with a local middle school to discuss law school, as well as observing and offering advice to students during their 2014 mock trial. We are proud to have Toby as a student at the University of Montana School of Law and know that he will do well in representing the school and our State in his future. Congratulations Toby!