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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

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City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of Third Annual
Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, has announced the winners of the third annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service. Honoring volunteer lawyers for outstanding work on Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on Monday, October 24th, as part of National Pro Bono Week. This year's winners are:

Vasilios Angelos
Richard Bernardo, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Kristopher Brown, Dechert LLP
Natalie Shimmel Drucker, Simpson Thacher/Goldman Sachs
Hugh Hill, Hogan Lovells LLP
Aviania Iliadis, Latham Watkins
Rene Kathawala, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Deirdre Kessler
Jae Kim, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
Ben Kusmin, Cooley LLP
William Lang, Nixon Peabody LLP
Sean Porter, Dechert LLP


Robert B. Fiske Jr. , Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, will deliver a keynote address and Jay Holtmeier, City Bar Fund Board Chair, will present the awards. City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour will provide introductory remarks.

What: Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
When: Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:30 PM — 8 PM
Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44 th Street 

Invitation only. Media welcome. 

Jeremy G. Epstein , who passed away in May 2009, was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a board member at the City Bar Justice Center, The Legal Aid Society and the Fund for Modern Courts. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over the last 20 years.

 

About the City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center , the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Justice Center projects are focused on three areas: immigrant justice, economic justice and Access to Justice Innovations. The Justice Center also operates the city’s busiest legal hotline and special projects. The Justice Center annually provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy to over 25,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers.