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Hermes and Klundt Named to Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney List by Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Ed Hermes and Scott Klundt, attorneys in the firm's Phoenix office, have been named to the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney list by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (AZFLSE).

Hermes is a pro bono attorney with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, where he represents child immigrants and refugees through the state and immigration court systems so the children can go to school, is a pro bono attorney with Citizenship Now!, a non-profit legal services organization that assistants residents to obtain citizenship, and volunteers each Saturday assisting residents with their citizenship applications. He also teaches U.S. civics classes to prepare applicants for their citizenship exams and is a court-appointed volunteer attorney for elder tribal members on the Navajo Nation in guardianship matters. He represents elder Navajos through the Navajo court system so their families can obtain legal guardianship and care for them in their advanced years. Ed is a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Klundt provides pro bono legal advice to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Payson Area Habitat for Humanity, and the United States Veterans Initiative. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Advisory Board for the Arizona Public Patent Program. Scott is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor's Rights Practice Group and is the Phoenix Office Pro Bono Coordinator. 

Ed and Scott were honored on June 15 with the forty-eight other honorees.

About Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
The State Bar of Arizona created the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education as a separate 501(c) 3 organization in 1978, charging it with the mission of promoting access to justice for all Arizonans. The Foundation strives to fulfill this mission by preparing Arizona youth for civic responsibility and providing access to justice for Arizonan's most in need. Through the provision of technical and financial assistance to probation & resource officers, teachers & administrators, private attorneys & judges, and legal service attorneys & advocates, the Foundation works to level the playing field, so that all in Arizona have knowledge and access to the justice systems.