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2020-2021 John W. Cummiskey Award Recipient

Dykema's Pro Bono & Diversity Counsel Heidi Naasko

Dykema's Pro Bono and Diversity Counsel Heidi Naasko was the first full-time Pro Bono Counsel in Michigan. In addition to administering the firm's pro bono program and mentoring lawyers in various areas of public interest law, Heidi maintains a substantive poverty law practice. Her case load includes representation of unaccompanied immigrant children who are victims of human trafficking and have either been victims of crime in their country of origin or in the United States. Heidi also represents domestic violence survivors in divorce, child custody, immigration matters, and personal protection orders.

Visit Dykema's website to read more about Heidi's pro bono projects and her commitment to access to justice: HERE.

John W. Cummiskey was an attorney who practiced in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was an advocate for increasing the availability of legal services to all socioeconomic groups. For more information on the Cummiskey Award and pro bono opportunities in your area, contact SBM Justice Initiatives Counsel Robert Mathis at or (517) 346-6412.