VLP Advisory Board Member Honored by Governor Napolitano
On Monday, April 18, 2005, Alyce Pennington was honored by Governor Janet Napolitano and the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Alyce was selected as one of 16 winners from around the state. She was chosen to receive the award for her tireless advocacy on behalf of clients of the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP). Alyce became a member of the VLP in 1987. During the last eighteen years, she has assisted more than three hundred and fifty clients with domestic relations and domestic violence matters, dedicating more than seven hundred hours to clients services. Alyce has accepted some of the most difficult and challenging divorce and child custody cases ever referred through the VLP. Alyce is also actively involved in the VLP’s four domestic relations clinics. In the clinics, Alyce leads groups of pro per clients through the necessary paperwork to file their divorce or paternity action.
In addition to her work with clients, Alyce has volunteered her time as a member of the VLP Advisory board. Serving on the Advisory Board for five years, Alyce has infused the board with her energy and enthusiasm. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards seek to recognize individuals, groups and businesses who have made a significant contribution to Arizona’s communities through service. The Awards honor volunteer efforts that have strengthened communities and have improved the quality of life for Arizonans.
Alyce accepted her award from Governor Napolitano in Phoenix at the Arizona Club at a reception sponsored by the Governor’s Office.