Bayard P.A.’s Kara M. Swasey received the Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Award from the Delaware State Bar Association for her pro bono legal work in the state.

Swasey is a director in Bayard’s family law practice group.

Over her 10-year career, she has represented foster children, victims of domestic violence and indigent citizens in matters before the Family Court.

She served as a volunteer attorney for the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services for many years and was elected to its board of directors this summer.

In addition, Swasey volunteers for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, the Limited Legal Assistance Program, the Federal Re-entry Legal Assistance Program and the Office of the Child Advocate.

At Bayard, Swasey concentrates her practice in the area of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, adoption, guardianship and protection from abuse. She provides litigation support to Bayard’s bankruptcy, corporate and commercial law practices as well.