Morvillo Abramowitz, Temkin and Leitner Honored by The Legal Aid Society 2013 Pro Bono Publico Awards
On Tuesday, October 29, Morvillo Abramowitz was honored amoung a group of distinguished law firms by The Legal Aid Society as one of the recipients of the Society's 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award for the firm's stellar commitment to outstanding pro bono service.
In addition, partner Jeremy Temkin and associate Curtis Leitner were honored with Pro Bono Publico Awards for their work representing an indigent resident of a New York City single room occupancy facility for the homeless who was sued for assault and battery in civil court. Temkin and Leitner obtained a dismissal of these charges after mediation. The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, the Chief Judge of the State of New York, presided over the awards ceremony.
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 service in three areas: the Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights Practices. More information about the Society can be found here.