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Sarah Bardol awarded for her community service

Sarah Bardol received the Tom Cochran Community Service Award for hosting and organizing numerous community service projects in the state. 

Presented by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section, the Tom Cochran Community Service Award recognizes a bar member whose community service and professionalism has left a positive impact on the community. The award is named after Thomas D. Cochran, a well-known lawyer who inspired lawyers through his contributions to the legal industry and community. 

A graduate of University of Oregon School of Law, Bardol recently completed a second clerkship and will join Armstrong Teasdale as an associate attorney later this month. She volunteers with numerous organizations, including St. Louis Attorneys Against Hunger. She is also the chair of the Women in the Legal Profession Section and chair-elect for the Young Lawyers Division at The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. 

“I believe if everyone just pitched in and tried to help others in some way, the world would be a much better place,” Bardol said. “As a lawyer, I am in a place of privilege and am in a position to help those in need.”  

Bardol has organized more than 50 food and necessities distributions in the past year. Every week, Bardol and others in the legal profession make 2,000 sandwiches which are given out – along with other food, personal protective equipment, and toiletries – at distribution sites throughout the St. Louis area. 

Everyone has ways to give back to their communities, Bardol said. When one individual helps the community, she added, it inspires others to give back. 

Click here to learn more about annual awards presented by The Missouri Bar and Young Lawyers’ Section.