Theodore Levine and Kenneth Cole Honored at 38th Annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner

Friday, June 12, 2009

  • The Legal Aid Society

Theodore A. Levine, President of The Legal Aid Society and Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Kenneth Cole, Chairman of the Board and Chief Creative Officer of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., and Chairman of amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research, were honored last night by The Legal Aid Society during the 32nd annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Alan Levine, Chairman of the Board, presided over the evening's festivities. Martin Lipton of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, served as chairman of the dinner. Ted Levine received the Servant of Justice Award, which was presented by Patricia M. Hynes, President of The New York City Bar Association and a former Chairperson of the Society. Harry Belafonte was on hand to present the award to Kenneth Cole. Funds raised through this event support the Society's Civil Practice that provides free legal services to the most vulnerable New Yorkers including senior citizens, chronically ill or disabled children and adults, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage or unemployed workers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless or imminently homeless children and adults.

 From left: Blaine (Fin) Fogg, incoming President of The Legal Aid Society; Alan Levine, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Legal Aid Society; Kenneth Cole, receipient of the first annual Theodore Roosevelt Award; Theodore Levine, President of the Legal Aid Society and 2009 Servant of Justice Award recipient; and Steven Banks, Attorney-in-Chief of the Legal Aid Society.