Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is recognizing some unsung heroes in the Commonwealth.
One of those heroes being recognized is from Southwest Virginia.
There are only six people in all of Virginia receiving this award this year.
That includes Lalita Brim-Poindexter.
She is an attorney in Roanoke and she helps people with protesctive orders and custody cases.
The award is given to people who are dedicated to serving victims of crime and fighting for their rights.
The awards ceremony will take place Thursday in Richmond.
Lalita says she opened her own practice about a year and a half ago and says this award is such an honor.
“These are very desperate situations these people are in and so i think as lawyers, we owe it to our community to dedicate our time. It’s really a passion of mine,” said Lalita Brim-Poindexter.
“To get this award was really validation for me that I’m accomplishing the goal that I set out to achieve in the first place and going to court and representing victims is such an honor, you know, it’s such an award in and of itself, so to get this award really was amazing and was really an honor,” said Lalita Brim-Poindexter.
She says she was shocked and surprised when she got the email about two week ago and is excited to head to Richmond to meet others who want to help victims as well.