On Thursday, Sept. 19, Massachusetts Bar Association Past
President Richard Van Nostrand presented the MBA Community Service
Award to Jennifer Dieringer at the Hampshire County Bar
Association's Annual Meeting and Reception.
The MBA Community Service Award is given to attorneys who have
made important public service contributions to their communities
and to publicize the fact that members of the legal profession are
caring, involved individuals, eager to use their legal skills for
the betterment of society.
Dieringer was honored for her dedication to the underserved. She
has represented more than 500 indigent, battered women in family
law-related matters, and more than 500 low-income tenants in
housing-related matters. Dieringer also co-founded the annual Hot
Chocolate Run to Benefit Safe Passage - a 5K run and 2-mile walk
that promotes freedom from violence in Hampshire County.
The Hot Chocolate Run has raised more than $750,000 over the past
10 years for Safe Passage and brings much needed funding for the
program's work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, their
children, friends and families.