City Bar Announces Winners of 23rd Annual Legal Services Awards

The New York City Bar Association has named four legal services attorneys and one non-attorney as recipients of the Twenty-third Annual Legal Services Awards, which give recognition to attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor. The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 13th at 4 p.m. at the Association, to which the legal services community is invited.

This year’s recipients are:

TRACEY BING, Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit, Manhattan Legal Services

JANE SUJEN BOCK, Homeless Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society

NELSON GUTIÈRREZ, Elderly Project, Volunteers of Legal Service


IVY SURIYOPAS, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund

This year, the City Bar will also present a special recognition to the late MICHAEL ROTHENBERG for his outstanding work as Executive Director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

This year’s Awards will be presented by HON. THEODORE JONES, Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

The awards are administered by the Special Committee on the Legal Services Awards, chaired by William T. Russell, Jr., and sponsored by the Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services, chaired by Stacey O’Haire Fahey.  The awards have been endowed by a generous contribution from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.