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Epstein Volunteer Awards to Kick off Pro Bono Week at the NY City Bar Justice Center

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

  • Organization: City Bar Justice Center

Editor's note: The 2011 National Pro Bono Celebration Week is from October 23-29, 2011

In honor of the 2011 National Pro Bono Week, the City Bar Justice Center will award a selection of exceptional volunteers with the Jeremy G. Epstein Award for outstanding pro bono service. The awardees are volunteers of the City Bar Justice Center’s projects who have gone above and beyond to foster close relationships with members of their communities in need of pro bono legal assistance. The awards this year will be presented at a cocktail reception.

Jeremy G. Epstein was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a longtime board member at the City Bar Justice Center. He passed away in May 2009, having devoted over 5,000 hours of pro bono service over 20 years. As a person who not only dedicated himself to pro bono work, but who also encouraged his peers to do the same, Mr. Epstein’s legacy lives on each year through the City Bar Justice Center’s Epstein Awards.

Each nominee is recognized by one of the City Bar Justice Center’s eleven projects: the Cancer Advocacy Project, the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, the Elderlaw Project, the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network, the Immigrant Outreach Project, the Immigrant Women and Children Project, the Legal Clinic for the Homeless, the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, the Refugee Assistance Project, the Veterans Assistance Project, and the Legal Hotline.

The City Bar Justice Center applauds the wonderful work that its volunteers do for the projects year round. Their commitment to their pro bono work is not only highly appreciated, but inspiring as well.

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