Elaine Fink receives OLAF’s Denis Murphy Award

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Congratulations to Elaine Fink, Legal Aid’s Managing Attorney for the Children and Education practice group! She received the 2016 Denis Murphy Award from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF). David Kutik, president of the OLAF Board of Trustees, along with Angela Lloyd, executive director of OLAF, presented the award which recognizes outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. As an additional honor, leaders from our partners at Cincinnati Public Schools, Hamilton County Juvenile Court, Cincinnati Children’s, Northwest Local School District and Hamilton County Job and Family Services joined the Legal Aid Staff and Board for the presentation.


Elaine is a 1980 graduate of the NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar and an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow. In accepting the award, she commented, “ I am honored and humbled to receive the 2016 Murphy award. Additionally, I am very appreciative of this level of recognition from the Executive Director and Board of Legal Aid. My leadership and the effectiveness of my advocacy stand on the shoulders of many colleagues — both within and outside of Legal Aid.”

Pictured l. to r: Angela Lloyd, Elaine Fink, David Kutik