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Princeton’s Holliday named Young Lawyer of the Year for West Virginia

By CHARLES BOOTHE, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON, W.Va. — A Princeton woman was recently named the Young Lawyer of the Year for West Virginia, the first attorney in this area to receive that honor.

Monica Oglesby Holliday

But for Monica Oglesby Holliday, it’s not just a job. What she does is a calling. Holliday is legal director of ChildLaw Services, based in Princeton and part of a network serving a nine-county area.

“I work with Mercer, Monroe and McDowell counties,” she said, describing her work as protecting the legal rights of children who are involved in any legal process, usually related to abuse or neglect or domestic violence.

“We serve in different capacities, including guardian ad litem and we represent the best interest of the children in court proceedings,” she said. “We make sure they are represented until they achieve permanency (including adoption or reuniting with family if appropriate).” …

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