Morvillo Abramowitz, Temkin and Gordon Honored by The Legal Aid Society with 2012 Pro Bono Publico Awards
On Monday, November 19, 2012, Morvillo Abramowitz was among a group of distinguished law firms honored by The Legal Aid Society as one of the recipients of the Society's 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of the firm's outstanding pro bono service, dedication and commitment to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. In addition, Morvillo Abramowitz Partner Jeremy Temkin and Associate Patrick Gordon were honored with 2012 Pro Bono Publico Awards for their work representing a homeowner charged with participating in a mortgage fraud scheme. Working with Legal Aid Society lawyers, Messrs. Temkin and Gordon obtained a dismissal of those charges. The Awards were presented by The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, in recognition of the outstanding work of volunteer lawyers, law firms, corporations, and other professionals who support the Legal Aid Society and/or participate in the Society's Pro Bono Program by providing exceptional legal services to low-income New Yorkers.
The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. More information on the Society can be found here.