Last month Selma Managing Attorney, Elizabeth Hollie, was named one of the Honorable Charles Price Excellence Awardees at Alabama Civil Justice Foundation’s (ACJF) 30th Anniversary Gala.
Known as a jurist, attorney, legal scholar and community servant, the gala reception celebrated the legacy of retired 15th Judicial Circuit Court Presiding Judge Charles Price.
Hollie feels deeply honored to be among the award recipients recognized for their commitment to increasing access to justice in Alabama.
“This recognition encourages and humbles me,” says Hollie. “I don’t do what I do for recognition. I do it because helping people who can’t, or don’t know how, to help themselves is something I decided as a child that I wanted to do with my life. It is a passion and an honor – an honor that is not given to many people.”
In addition to their acknowledgement at the ACJF 30th Anniversary Gala, recipients were given a cash award.
Passionate about providing expungements and other services that better lives across Alabama, Hollie donated her cash award to The Joshua House – a faith based halfway house dedicated to helping men rehabilitate emotionally and spiritually and re-enter their communities.
“I chose this organization because Joshua House helps men struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and spiritual or emotional hurt. This program is needed for our men,” says Hollie. “Organizations such as this are often overlooked for donations. There are several organizations with this mission that assist women, but we don’t hear as much about men’s organizations doing great work in the community. I wanted to contribute to their mission.”
Hollie also extends her gratitude to the staff and supporters of Legal Services Alabama (LSA).