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April Volunteer Feature: Citigroup Inc. and Davis Polk & Wardwell honored with City Bar Justice Center Award

Friday, April 18, 2008

  • Organization: City Bar Justice Center

On April 9th, the City Bar Justice Center held its third, and most successful, annual Gala to date. The event honored Citigroup Inc. and Davis Polk & Wardwell with the City Bar Justice Center Award for their leadership in increasing access to justice. Accepting on behalf of Citigroup was Jane Sherburne, General Counsel of Citi Global Consumer Business. John R. Ettinger, Managing Partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell, accepted on behalf of his firm.

Presenting to Citigroup was Brad S. Karp, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Charles W. Gerdts, General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, presented to Davis Polk & Wardwell.

For the evening, the City Bar's historic 1897 landlandmark building was transformed into an Asian-themed nightspot. The event raised over $800,000 to support the wide range of legal services provided by the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar. By leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community, the Justice Center provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy on behalf of 25,000 New Yorkers annually in the areas of Immigrant Justice, Economic Justic and Family Justice, and runs the city's busiest legal hotline.

To volunteer, please contact Carol Bockner, Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, 212-382-4714,

To donate, please contact Dan Fallon, 212-382-6661,

Barry Kamins, far right, with co-chairs Brad S. Karp and Charles W. Gerdts, and award recipients Jane Sherburne and John R. Ettinger


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