Bill Whalen, of Pisgah Legal Services has been awarded the 2014 Deborah Greenblatt Outstanding Legal Services Attorney Award. Bill is a long-time Pisgah Legal Services attorney, who has helped thousands of clients through his career. He joined the staff of PLS in 1980 as a staff attorney in the consumer law project, and is known as a tireless and compassionate advocate for his low-income clients. His advocacy was key in developing the outstanding volunteer lawyer program (Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program) housed at PLS, and the legal advice pro bono hotline—the first of its kind in N.C., which he helped start in 1996. For more information, click here.