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November/December 2011 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

Thursday, December 15, 2011

  • Organization: The City Bar Justice Center

 

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards were presented at a Celebration of Service reception on Monday, October 24th, as part of National Pro Bono Week.

This year’s winners are:
Vasilios Angelos, Foreclosure Project
Richard Bernardo, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Elderlaw Project
Kristopher Brown, Dechert LLP, Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
Sean Porter, Dechert LLP, Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
Natalie Shimmel Drucker, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP/Goldman Sachs, Refugee Assistance Project
Hugh Hill, Hogan Lovells LLP, Consumer Bankruptcy Project
Aviania Iliadis, Latham & Watkins LLP, Immigrant Women & Children Project
Rene Kathawala, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Immigrant Outreach Project
Deirdre Kessler, Legal Hotline
Jae Kim, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Veterans Assistance Project
Ben Kusmin, Cooley LLP, Legal Clinic for the Homeless
William Lang, Nixon Peabody LLP, Cancer Advocacy Project

Robert B. Fiske Jr. , Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, delivered the keynote address and Jay Holtmeier, City Bar Fund Board Chair, presented the awards. City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour provided introductory remarks.

Jeremy G. Epstein, who passed away in May 2009, was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a board member at the City Bar Justice Center, The Legal Aid Society and the Fund for Modern Courts. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over the last 20 years.

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