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Shipman & Goodwin Attorney Tim Hollister Receives Public Service Award

October 14, 2008

The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) recently awarded Shipman & Goodwin attorney Tim Hollister with its Marvin Glink Public Service Award, for his work over the past 18 months on the HOMEConnecticut affordable housing legislation and the Governor's Teen Safe Driving Task Force.

IMLA's membership represents the 14,000 units of local governments in the U.S. and Canada. The Glink Award recognizes a private sector attorney for exemplary public service and pro bono legal work.

HOMEConnecticut is a statewide campaign aimed at increasing affordable housing in Connecticut. Since 2006, Attorney Hollister has been a member of HOMEConnecticut's Steering Committee. He took a leading role in drafting this new statewide law, adopted in 2007, which promotes voluntary, cooperative approaches to the State's affordable housing crisis.

Governor Rell established the Teen Safe Driving Task Force in 2007. Attorney Hollister was appointed as a bereaved parent; his seventeen-year-old son died in a one-car crash in Plainville in 2006. Attorney Hollister had a substantial role in crafting the Task Force's recommendations for an overhaul of the teen driving laws, which Governor Rell signed into law in April 2008. Attorney Hollister has published op-ed pieces and appeared in statewide radio and television regarding teen driving.
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