2013 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Jeffrey Trachtman
Friday, September 20, 2013
- Organization: American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
- Source: Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Trachtman, a partner at Kramer Levin in New York, was presented with a 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award at the ABA Annual Meeting in August.
Attorney Trachtman's commitment to pro bono services spans a quarter-century and is exemplified by his work at the firm, where he headed the Kramer Levin’s Pro Bono Committee from 1994 to 2011. In his role, Trachtman dedicated 200 to 400 hours a year to administering the program and 100 to 500 hours a year to substantive pro bono work.
Although he has stepped down as chairman of the Pro Bono Committee, he still devoted more than 500 hours last year to pro bono activities, which includes significant work on matters related to Social Security disability and LGBT rights.
Watch this video as Trachtman shares his insights about receiving the award and his years of service.