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January 2012 Volunteer Feature: Steven Rosenfeld is Recipient of The Legal Aid Society's 2011 Second Acts Leadership Award

Friday, January 13, 2012

  • Organization: The Legal Aid Society

Steven Rosenfeld, Of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and a former President of The Legal Aid Society, was the recipient of the Society’s Second Acts® Leadership Award, as an exemplary model for continuing a lifetime of dedication to the law while serving the public good. Since 2009, Mr. Rosenfeld has volunteered two days weekly with the Manhattan office of the Juvenile Rights Practice, representing children who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings. He is the consummate lawyer, diligent and thoroughly prepared, treating each client as if he or she is his only one. His excellent lawyering has preserved cases before the court to enable his clients to receive protection and necessary services. Mr. Rosenfeld's collegiality with Legal Aid staff is re-enforced by his willingness to cover his colleagues’ cases, participate in office functions and trainings, and adjusting adjust his schedule to meet unexpected court or office obligations. His dedication to the Legal Aid Society’s staff and clients is obvious from the enthusiasm he brings to each case and his total integration with the lawyers, social workers, and support staff of the Society's Juvenile Rights Practice.

*Pictured From Left: Blain "Finn" Fogg, President, The Legal Aid Society; New York State Courts Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman; Carolyn Kalos, Supervising Attorney, Manhattan Juvenile Rights Practice; Steven Rosenfeld, Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Richard J. Davis, Chairman of the Board, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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