Fr. Pius Pietrzyk to be reappointed to Legal Services Corporation

September 22, 2014

piuspietrzykOn September 17, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P. as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. The Legal Services Corporation provides civil legal aid for low-income Americans and is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Fr. Pius has served on the board since 2010.
Below, see the text of the announcement from the White House:
Father Pius Pietrzyk, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation

Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP is a Priest of the Order of Preachers.  He is currently engaged in academic studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) and pastoral service at the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome, Italy.  From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Zanesville, Ohio.  Father Pius has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation since 2010.  During the summer of 2004, he was a pro bono attorney with Immigration Services of the Catholic Charities of New York.  Previously, he was an Attorney with Sidley & Austin from 1997 to 2000.  Father Pius received a B.A. from the University of Arizona, a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and an S.T.B./M.Div. and S.T.L from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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