Citrin wins Great Deeds Award


Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills Campus presented the 2011 Great Deeds Award to Estate Planning Clinic Staff attorney Lindsay Citrin. Each year, Cooley's Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism presents a Great Deeds Award to a faculty or staff member who has exhibited an outstanding dedication to community service throughout the year. Nominations are received from students, staff, faculty, community leaders, and people whose lives have been touched by a Cooley employee's Great Deeds, and winners are selected by a committee comprised of previous winners and members of Cooley's Professionalism Team. Citrin was selected this year for her wide range of community outreach efforts and for her commitment to making a difference. In Citrin's role as the EPC staff attorney, she maintains continuous contact and provides tremendous service to the seniors of the Oakland County Community. However, Citrin's generosity and willingness to help others does not end at her role as a staff attorney. In fact, Citrin does so much and with such modesty, it is hard to be aware of all that she does to help her community.

Citrin has worked with Cooley's Service to Soldiers Project, has administered and staffed Cooley's Senior Pro Bono Outreach efforts, and she regularly volunteers to assist with the Family Law Assistance Project's intake clinic at the Oakland County Courthouse Library just to name a few. She recently ended a year's worth of service as Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association's Public Service Projects Committee. In this capacity, she assisted with and presented at the annual OCBA Senior Law Day at the Waterford Senior Center. This program provides seniors in the Oakland Community with the opportunity to receive programming on legal topics that may affect them everyday and the ability to pose questions to legal professionals. In addition, Citrin reached out to the Auburn Hills Meals on Wheels and regularly committed herself to delivering meals on Sundays. Outside of these structured programs and leadership roles, Citrin often reaches out to fill individual needs as well. An example would be when she found out that one of the Estate Planning Clinic's clients was without heat and burning treated lumber in their fireplace to stay warm. In an effort to obtain appropriate wood for the client, Citrin contacted Lighthouse and coordinated with them to have wood delivered to the client's residence.

Citrin is a selfless individual, committed to assisting others in anyway she can. The Oakland County community benefits greatly from all her hard work and dedication and she is indeed deserving of the 2011 Great Deeds Award.

Published: Fri, May 18, 2012