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Law Office of Leah Bouquard

ABOUT


Leah is a life long resident of Buffalo, New York.

After graduating from the Buffalo Seminary, she chose to remain in Buffalo and attend Canisius College. Leah obtained her B.A. Magna Cum Laude with a double major in English and History as well as a certificate for her concentration in Women’s Studies.

She went on to pursue the dual degree program (JD/MSW) at the University at Buffalo and received her law degree and Masters degree in Social Work.


Leah is an active member of her church and community. She lives in Buffalo with her husband and daughter.

NEWS


2014 Member of the board of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.


2014 Elected as a director of the board of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York. Leah has held other positions on the board including the Vice Presidency.


AWARDS


2013 Legal Service award from the Minority Bar Association of Western New York


2013 Hanna S. Cohn Pro Bono Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

This award is given to a WBASNY member for contributions to the provision of pro bono legal services to the community in which the member practices, beyond the recipient’s employment responsibilities.


2011 Award Recipient from the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.

Leah received an award on December 2, 2011 at the Champions for Justice Bash for her volunteer work for the Haven House Clinic.This project was created through a cooperative effort between the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of NY, the Domestic Violence Task Force at the University at Buffalo Law School, the Family Court, Neighborhood Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyers Project and Haven House (which is a shelter for battered women and children). In this project, attorneys and law students travel to a community center to reach out to victims of domestic violence in a setting in which they feel comfortable and provide them with legal advice needed to help them overcome a feeling of helplessness, to realize their legal options and to plug into the legal services that are available to assist them.


2009 Award recipient from the Volunteer Lawyers Project Inc. for pro bono services in the area Family Law


2007 Award recipient from the Women Lawyers of Western New York in Recognition of her Outstanding Achievement in the Areas of Children's Rights and Family Violence


2007 Award recipient from the New York State Bar Association Committee on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar, Law Student Bar Association Achievement Award for work in the Domestic Violence Task Force at the University at Buffalo Law School


2006-2007 American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellow


2005 Volunteer Lawyers Project Volunteer, Inc. Award for In-house volunteer