31st Annual 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.

Welcoming Remarks:
Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association

Loretta Lynch, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and former U.S. Attorney General

Award Recipients:
Carlos Jesse
, Community Service Society of New York
Barbara Kryszko
, Sanctuary for Families
Stefanie Rivera, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Laura Russell
, Legal Aid Society
Andrea Saenz, Brooklyn Defender Services
Betty Staton, Legal Services NYC