2012 Recipient

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Where presented : 
NLADA Annual Conference
Recipient(s) name: 
Theron McNeil
Recipient organization: 
Nevada Legal Services, Inc.
Recipient organization city: 
Las Vegas
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Reason for selection of recipient(s): 

Theron McNeil has been involved with Legal Services in one way or another all of his adult life. Before moving to Nevada nine years ago, McNeil lived in Chester, Pennsylvania, he was elected to the Board of Director of Delaware County Legal Assistance in 1973. He also served ten years on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Legal Services Center. In 1978 fourteen client members were chosen to be trained as trainers. McNeil, Paul Ward and Thelma Grady were part of that group. Today, they are still involved with legal services in some way. They were trained to train others in the areas of Landlord/Tenant Rights, Welfare Rights, Economic Development, Basic Principles of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Legislative Advocacy as well as Fundamental Advocacy and Skills Training ( FAST). McNeil served six years on the board of directors of the National Clients Council with Rosita Stanley.