Feb 16, 2010
On 22 January 2010 Štěpán Holub, a Charles University Sylff fellow was named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2009 in the Czech Republic. The competition is organized by the Czech Bar Association (www.cak.cz) together with Pilaw, an NGO (www.probonocentrum.cz). Štěpán Holub was nominated for his pro bono legal support of people affected by asbestos. He is the second SYLFF fellow in the Czech Republic to be awarded a prize in the high-profile Lawyer of the Year competition; in 2006 Ondřej Dostál was awarded in the category, Talent of the Year.
Štěpán Holub graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He also studied at Stockholm University in Sweden from 2000 to 2001. He wrote his master thesis on the topic of "Legal Regulation of Packaging in the Czech Republic, Sweden and the European Union." He became a Sylff fellow in 2003, and served as a Sylff Fellows Council member from 2005 to 2007. Currently he works as a lawyer at Holubova Law Firm (www.holubova.cz) in Prague.