Legal Aid Society to Honor Pro Bono Service at Awards Ceremony

Friday, September 29, 2006

  • Public Information Office
  • The Legal Aid Society

Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye will preside over The Legal Aid Society's
2006 Pro Bono Awards and Law Firm Recognition ceremony on Monday, November 6, 2006, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of individual lawyers and law firms to the cause of equal justice. The ceremony and reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shearman & Sterling, 599 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (between 52nd & 53rd Streets). A number of law firms and individual partners and associates will receive awards for outstanding pro bono contributions. Pro Bono Net will be among the recipients of awards.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will be the recipient of the Outstanding Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award for the outstanding pro bono work performed by the law firm, its partners and associates for the low-income clients of The Legal Aid Society. Individual partners and associates at the firm are being recognized for the successful federal law reform litigation involving immigrant domestic violence survivors who were denied full benefits. In addition, associates from the firm staff the Society's immigration hotline, assisting in the defense of detainees facing deportation. For the last 15 years, HHR has provided pro bono representation through Legal Aid's AID Project at the HIV/AIDS clinic at Beth Israel representing women who need to plan for the future of their children and other legal matters.

Please RSVP to the Society's Public Information Office at (212) 577-3346. For security reasons your name must be on a list.