Jennifer Csik Hutchens Named ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ by Mecklenburg County Bar

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July 28, 2011

Jennifer Csik Hutchens, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., is the recipient of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2010-11.

Hutchens practices in the area of corporate and commercial law, and she is also a member of Robinson Bradshaw’s health care group. She regularly assists clients on transactions, and with governance and regulatory issues at both the federal and state level. She serves on the Health Law Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) as well as the Entrepreneurship Subcommittee for the NCBA’s Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program.

Recipients of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award are selected based on outstanding overall contributions to the Mecklenburg County Bar, as well as to the practice of law, the community and clients.

Hutchens serves as the coordinator for Robinson Bradshaw’s summer partnership with the Freedom School at First Presbyterian Church, a summer enrichment program for low-income and minority students. She also helped coordinate efforts for a team of transactional and litigation attorneys at Robinson Bradshaw who provided direct representation, legal counsel and referrals to homeless families temporarily housed at the Hall House in Charlotte. The Robinson Bradshaw team assisted with tax issues, credit problems, government benefits claims, estate planning needs, and other issues, which contributed directly to the firm being selected for the 2010 Pro Bono Award from the North Carolina Bar Association.

In addition to her collective volunteer work within the firm, Hutchens also contributes her time and services to a variety of pro bono matters, including representation in Social Security disability cases and simple estate planning. She also is an active volunteer with the Burrito Project, a group of local volunteers who make and deliver food and drinks via bicycle to Charlotte’s homeless community.

Hutchens earned her law degree from Duke University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, was a Duke Law School Merit Scholar and staff editor of Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. She also received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was selected for Phi Beta Kappa.

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