Women's Bar Foundation Honors Wolf Greenfield Associate
The Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) of Massachusetts has recognized Wolf Greenfield Associate Chelsea Loughran
with its 2015 Volunteer Attorney Award. This is the second time that Chelsea has received this award from the WBF for her work with its Family Law Project for Battered Women.
The Family Law Project has two primary missions: The first is to empower domestic violence victims by giving them a voice in their abuse prevention order and family law cases. As such, it seeks to prevent further abuse, homelessness, loss of child custody, and to decrease repeated court hearings. The second mission is to engage lawyers in pro bono service and, thus, make them stakeholders on issues involving low-income domestic violence victims.
Chelsea has represented two women through her work with the Family Law Project—an end-stage cancer patient fighting to secure assets for her children during a difficult divorce proceeding, and a mother of two whose abusive ex-husband was seeking visitation rights after a seven-year absence. She has also served as an informal ambassador for the WBF, encouraging other attorneys to take on cases.
The Volunteer Attorney Award will be presented at the WBF’s annual fundraising event on May 20, 2015.