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Joel Ferber, right, with Joan Bray of the Consumer Council of Missouri

Joel Ferber, a lawyer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, has been awarded the Alberta Slavin Consumer Award from the Consumers Council of Missouri.

Ferber was picked because of his advocacy on behalf of low-income Missouri consumers. He has worked for LSEM since 1985 and lives in University City.

The award is named in honor of TV consumer reporter Alberta Slavin, who founded the Consumers Council of Missouri and served as chair of the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Joe Holleman is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.