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NYC Bar Association Announces Winners of the 22nd Annual Legal Services Awards


Eric Friedman
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Kathryn Inman
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NYC Bar Association Announces Winners of

the 22nd 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-second Annual Legal Services Awards, which recognize attorneys and non-attorneys who provide outstanding civil legal assistance to New York’s poor.  The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 25th at 4 p.m. at the Association, to which the legal services community is invited.

This year’s recipients are:

LAUREN DONNELLY, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society

HARVEY EPSTEIN, Director, Community Development Project, Urban Justice Center

MEGHAN FAUX, Director, Foreclosure Prevention Project, South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc.

BETTY HEATON, Senior Legal Assistant/Social Worker, Manhattan Legal Services

LINDA LOPEZ, Deputy Director, Sanctuary for Families Battered Women’s Legal Services

This year’s Awards will be presented by Hon. Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts.

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.

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 profession, promoting reform of the law and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association 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.