October 2012 Volunteer Feature: Epstein Volunteer Awards to Kick off Pro Bono Week at the NY City Bar Justice Center
Monday, October 22, 2012
- Organization: City Bar Justice Center
In honor of the 2012 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 aid low income New Yorkers in need of pro bono legal assistance. The awards this year will be presented at a cocktail reception on Monoday, October 22nd.
Jeremy G. Epstein was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a longtime board member at the City Bar Justice Center who passed away in May 2009. 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 honored 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 Monday Night Law Project and the Veterans Assistance Project.
Carey R. Dunne, President of the New York City Bar will welcome guests and give an introduction to the reception. The keynote address will be given by Michael A. Cardozo, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York and Jay Holtmeier, Chair of City Bar Fund Board of Directors will present awards.
The City Bar Justice Center applauds the wonderful work that its volunteers do for the projects year round. Their commitment to pro bono work is not only highly appreciated, but inspiring as well.
2012 City Bar Justice Center Award Winners