2015 Awardee: Roseann Cirelli

Anthony F. Logan Award

Anthony F. Logan Award is presented in recognition of the efforts of a community partner who has made an outstanding contribution to public interest law and our client communities.

About the Recipient

Cirelli, Roseann - webRoseann Cirelli has worked as a legal secretary for various litigation firms for more than 30 years. Since 2007, she has been at Keker & Van Nest LLP (KVN), where she assists litigators with their day-to-day needs. Immigration issues are close to Roseann’s heart, as she is the daughter of Italian immigrants and has learned first-hand the challenges that new immigrants face. She looks forward to continuing her assistance of unaccompanied minors, and inspiring her two daughters, friends and co-workers to embrace this or other opportunities for public service.

About her Pro Bono Service To LCCR

Roseann has been instrumental in KVN’s efforts to assist LCCR and other local direct legal-services providers in processing, organizing, and making accessible the large quantity intake information received from volunteer attorneys handling hearings for the unaccompanied-minors rocket dockets in San Francisco. Each court day brings in dozens of children and families, each with individual stories to tell about the often horrific conditions that brought them to the United States—and each with individual forms of potential legal relief, outlined in stacks of paperwork and handwritten notes. Roseann has worked tirelessly to track and organize intake information on behalf of hundreds of needy minors and their families, working closely with KVN attorneys and paralegals to develop and implement a system that digitizes and tracks each intake, making sure nothing is lost. In addition to designing the tracking system, she has dedicated dozens of hours of her own time to personally entering all the data from hundreds of intake forms.

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