ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeffrey K. Coreil, Esquire, has been selected to receive the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court. The award will be presented at the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States in October; the event will be hosted by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Coreil is a fifth year associate with the law firm of NeunerPate in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he practices in maritime and admiralty law, as well as toxic tort and environmental litigation. Since beginning his practice, he has contributed more than 388 hours of legal work to the impoverished and victimized citizens of Lafayette Parish. Actively involved in the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer program, Coreil spearheaded the Counsel on Call, which offers 15-minute conferences with volunteer attorneys for basic legal advice. As a member of the LVL Protective Order Panel, Coreil assists victims of domestic violence with their petitions for Title 46 protective orders. He also accepts pro bono civil cases and coordinates the efforts of volunteer attorneys to assist homeless individuals through H.E.L.P. for the Homeless.
Honors Coreil has received include the 2013 Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Crystal Gavel, the 2012 LSBA Pro Bono Publico Award and the Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award, and the LSBA Pro Bono Century Award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Coreil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Louisiana State University, and his Juris Doctorate and Graduate Diploma of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he served as president of the student bar association and president of his class.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service is awarded each year to honor an American Inn of Court member in practice for ten or fewer years for excellence in public interest or pro bono activities.
The American Inns of Court, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The organization’s membership includes more than 30,000 federal, state, and local judges; lawyers; law professors; and law students in more than 360 chapters nationwide and more than 97,000 alumni members. More information is available at www.innsofcourt.org.