Graduating student Aurielle March will receive the Salmon P. Chase Award for 2022, for her advocacy for others, at the Chase commencement ceremony, May 6.
- One way she has helped: Aurielle volunteered at the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court Help Center, where she focused on helping low-income families facing evictions and assisting pro se litigants – going to court without a lawyer – navigate the civil courts and prepare for hearings.
- When she went into court herself: Aurielle had a student license to practice law under supervision of a lawyer, and worked with the Children’s Law Center in Covington, Kentucky. There, she represented a 14-year-old in an offense and acted as guardian ad litem, appointed to represent the interests of a child, in two contested custody cases.
- The Chase Award: The award recognizes a student for advocacy for others, performed in the spirit in which Salmon P. Chase as a Cincinnati lawyer (later Chief Justice of the United States) represented people prior to the Civil War to prevent their return to slavery.