EQT Receives Award for Contribution to Pro Bono Service

Company’s attorneys recognized for providing legal assistance to low-income families

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:08 am EDT



EQT Corporation today announced that it is the proud recipient of an ACBA Pro Bono Achievement Award given by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to pro bono service in Pittsburgh-area communities.

This year, EQT received the 2009 Corporate Legal Department Pro Bono Award for establishing a community legal clinic at the downtown office of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh. All ten of EQT’s corporate attorneys participate in providing clinic services, helping clients with a variety of legal issues commonly affecting low-income individuals and families. With training and the assistance of mentors, EQT attorneys have taken on cases involving matters such as landlord/tenant disputes, employment law and family law. The clinic is open the first Monday evening of every month.

Lew Gardner, Vice President and General Counsel, accepted the award on behalf of EQT at the Fellows Grand Reception on September 21, 2010, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

EQT is the largest natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin, and one of the largest in the country. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA and operating in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, EQT is a technology-driven leader in the integration of air and horizontal drilling, a dependable, low-cost producer with 120 years experience, and is well-positioned for sustainable growth. EQT stands out from the pack with its vision, innovation, sound business practices, and environmental conscientiousness. The company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean energy, while continuing to promote safety, provide a rewarding workplace, and enrich the communities where its 1,800 employees live and work. Additional information about EQT can be found on the company's web site at www.eqt.com.


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