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New York City Bar Announces Winners of 25th Annual Legal Services Awards


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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New York City Bar Announces Winners of 25th Annual Legal Services Awards

New York, June 10, 2014 – The New York City Bar Association has announced the recipients of the 25th 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 today at a reception at the Association, to which the legal services community is invited.

This year’s recipients are:

Margaret Becker, Disaster Recovery Unit, Staten Island Legal Services

Alan Canner, The Legal Aid Society, Harlem Community Law Office

Bernadette Jentsch, MFY Legal Services

Liz Markuci, Immigration Project, Volunteers of Legal Service

Leander McRae, Preserving Affordable Housing Program, Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A

This year’s Awards will be presented by Hon. Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

The awards, which are sponsored by the City Bar’s Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services and administered by the Legal Services Awards Committee, are endowed by a generous contribution from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the legal profession, promoting reform of the law and access to justice, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association, through its 24,000 members, continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.