Professor Emeritus Frank McClellan has been honored with the Special Recognition Award by the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) for his “extraordinary commitment to the disability community and to LCD.” Jeffrey S. Lichtman (LAW ’89) has also been honored by LCD with the White Hat Award, which “recognizes individuals and organizations who have done outstanding work for LCD and its clients.” Duane Morris LLP has been named as an additional recipient of the White Hat Award. The awards will be given at LCD’s 13th Annual Fall Celebration on October 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Professor McClellan, who remains active at the law school despite his emeritus status, served as a founding Co‐Director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice and has taught courses on bioethics, medical malpractice, law and medicine, and torts. In addition to his academic duties, McClellan has been committed to recognizing and educating others to recognize the health disparities that exist for low income people in all communities and to addressing the social determinants to health that prey on these people due to poverty. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, To Our Children’s Future With Health, Inc., and Philadelphia Fight. He is also on the steering committee of Movement Is Life: A Catalyst for Change, a national summit focusing on musculoskeletal health disparities.
“I am thrilled to recognize Frank, Jeff and Duane Morris LLP for their service to the disability community and LCD,” said Linda Peyton, Executive Director of LCD. “Their strength, knowledge, and dedication, has an immeasurable impact on the disability community and the work that we do to help over 3200 people every year in Philadelphia.”