Immigration Services Attorney Receives Prestigious Liberty Bell Award
ATLANTA, GA, (July 23, 2010) - During the recent annual DeKalb County Bar
Association’s “Law Day” breakfast, Rebeca Salmon, an attorney with the
Immigrant Children’s Advocacy Project of Catholic Charities Atlanta received
the 2010 Liberty Bell Award for outstanding service to the community, in
particular serving abandoned and abused foreign children. This award gives
public recognition to men and women, including non-lawyers for outstanding
service in the following areas:
1. promoting a better understanding and appreciation of our Constitution
and the Rule of Law;
2. encouraging greater respect for law and the courts;
3. stimulating a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens
recognize their civic responsibilities as well as their rights; and
4. contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government.
Chief Judge Nelly Withers of the DeKalb County courts recommended Rebeca
Salmon as someone who has impressed her with an outstanding dedication to
her work of advocating for children who are abandoned and abused. The chief
judge described Rebeca as a person who shines in her work and goes out of her
way to achieve a positive result while promoting the rule of law.
The Honorable Judge Ralph Merck describes Rebeca as deserving of this
prestigious award with “Rebeca epitomizes someone who not only respects the law, but
uses the law to achieve otherwise unattainable results. She avails herself to every single
tool of the law, and will not rest when it comes to the defense of these unfortunate
children. Rebeca’s outstanding academic knowledge of the law allows her to apply it in
the greatest practical sense. We are thrilled to present this prestigious award to Rebeca.”
Ms. Salmon joined Catholic Charities Atlanta in 2006. Her specialty in the Law
focuses on the representation of unaccompanied, abandoned and abused minors
in both State Juvenile Proceedings and Federal Immigration Court. Catholic
Charities is very proud to count Rebeca as a vital member of its organization.
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