Eva Kritzeck to receive the 2013 Bernard P. Becker Legal Service Staff Award

Legal Aid News | Posted on April 14, 2013

Congratulations to Eva Kritzeck who has been selected by the Minnesota State Bar Association to receive the 2013 Bernard P. Becker Legal Service Staff Award.

Eva is a bi-lingual intake worker/paralegal in our St. Cloud Office. Ann Cofell, St. Cloud’s Deputy Direct said this of Eva, "One of the great honors of my job is to get to watch Eva work. I’ve had other staff come to me, and tell me to go to our reception area to see her in action. And when I get there, I will see Eva in the midst of six tired and weary people, speaking Spanish. As she speaks, their heads lift and they stand taller. Or I might see Eva sitting on a chair, next to a woman holding a baby. As Eva talks with her, the mother begins to smile. Always it is clear that even if the office can’t help the person, the way Eva has treated them has helped to restore their sense of dignity. Whenever I get a chance to see this, I find myself recommitted to serving each client with respect and kindness."

Ralonda Mason, a Supervising Attorney in the office said, “ This is a much-deserved recognition. Eva is always the first to volunteer to help a client or staff person. She quietly goes the extra mile to make sure the person has what they need. And she does this with a smile on her face – even at the end of a long day and a long week. We are all lucky to have her.”

The Bernard P. Becker Legal Services Staff award is presented to a staff member who has demonstrated commitment to provision of zealous and skilled legal representation for low-income and disadvantaged clients.