Beverley Rizzotto, Lecturer in Law and Manager of the University's Legal Advice Centre, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Community Champion Award in this year's Wolverhampton Law Society Awards.
The Wolverhampton Law Society is a local active society which organises many events throughout the year for its members and contacts who are predominantly legal professionals. The Annual Dinner is held each November and attracts many lawyers and professionals from the region.
At the event, a number of awards are presented including Junior Professional of the Year, Professional of the Year, Professional Services Business of the Year and Community (Professional Services) Champion of the Year.
Beverley is one of four shortlisted for the Community Champion Award, owing to her dedication to providing pro bono services through the Legal Advice Centre, and her commitment to students and the local community in providing access to justice. She has been instrumental in making links with practice in the local area to benefit the University and community, and has taken a role in shaping the revised curriculum in legal education, following proposals and forthcoming changes announced by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The awards take place on Friday 24 November.