Legal Services Awards

The Legal Services Awards were established to recognize the efforts of lawyers and non-lawyers who have directly provided free legal services to indigent clients on a full-time basis for an extended period of time.

The awards have been made possible by a generous contribution from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

2024
David McLeod
Catherine Giller
Danielle Tarantolo
Rebecca Antar
Luis Henriquez Carrero
Marie Richardson

2023
Tsion Gurmu
Sheryl Karp,
Sateesh Nori
Lenina Trinidad
Marinda van Dalen

2022 – Watch the ceremony here
Esparanza Colon
Peter Kempner
Susan Shin
Marlene Urena
Lauren Wyatt

2021 – Watch the ceremony here
Carlos Jesse
Barbara Kryszko
Stefanie Rivera
Laura Russell
Andrea Saenz
Betty Staton

*Unfortunately, no award was made in 2020

2019
Mayra Chalas
Sarah Deri Oshiro
Brett Figlewski
Theresa Lawson
Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus

2018
Robert Bacigalupi
Fanny Chan
Jackson Chin
Sergio Jimenez
Claudia Wilner

2017
Catherine Ford Bowman
Elizabeth Maris
Orier Okumakpeyi
Sadia Rahman
Laura Redman

2016
Donna Chiu
Adam Halper
Lucy Newman
Runa Rajagopal
Brian J. Sullivan

2015
Toby Golick
Jim Provost
Mohamed Sheriff
Kim Susser
Marianne Yang

2014
Margaret Becker
Alan Canner
Bernadette Jentsch
Liz Markuci
Leander McRae

2013
Julie Brandfield
Elise Brown
Robert Gruenwald
Michelle Kraus
Dori Lewis
Nicole Salk

2012
Tracey Bing
Jane Sujen Bock
Nelson Gutièrrez
Leah Margulies
Ivy Suriyopas

Special Award: Michael Rothenberg (posthumous), for his outstanding work as the director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

2011
Lauren Donnelly
Harvey Epstein
Meghan Faux
Betty Heaton
Linda Lopez

2010
Jojo Annobil
Eugene Doyle
Jennifer Levy
Armen H. Merjian
Randye Retkin

2009
Kim Barnett
Lourdes Rodriguez Mo
Una Leonora Perkins
Lisa Sbrana
Oscar S. Straus III

2008
Juan Cartagena
Juanita Cruz-Cataquet
Kathleen Kelleher
Maxine Ketcher
Judith Whiting

2007
Robert Kalin
Emily Ruben
Nanette Schorr
Elizabeth Shollenberger
Michael Williams

2006
Tara Foster
Ellen Friedland
Andrew Goldberg
Joyce Heller
Cary LaCheen

2005
Michael D. Hampden
Diane LaGamma
Ellen Rosenberg
Victor Torres
Jeanette Zelhof

2004
Sally Deluca
Rubin Englard
Elisa Hyman
Ronald S. Languedoc
Patricia Murray

2003
Hillary Exter
Catherine Ruckelshaus
Sandy Russo
Edward N. Simon
Kim Sweet

2002
Matthew Chachére
Marshall Green
Lisa Pearlstein
Cynthia Schneider
Jill Zuccardy

2001
Peggy Earisman
Ken Kimmerling
Diane Lutwak
Foster Maer

2000
Liberty Aldrich
Valerie Bogart
Magda I. Rosa Rios
Scott Rosenberg
Jonathan Twersky

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