Karen R. King Selected For Pro Bono Publico Award From The American Bar Association

June 7, 2023

We are proud to announce that Morvillo Abramowitz Partner, Karen King, has been selected as one of four individual recipients of the American Bar Association's prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award. The award represents the top honors given by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service.

Karen's selection as one of the recipients of this distinguished award exemplifies her dedication to public service and social justice. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her commitment to pro bono work, most recently through her work with the Asian American Bar Association of New York to address anti-Asian hate and violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her work with Sanctuary for Families to provide trauma-informed assistance to survivors of gender-based violence. Karen represented one such survivor, Narkis Golan, for four years in a widely followed case involving the Hague Convention and the grave risk of harm to children who witness domestic violence. In 2022, she argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Saada v. Golan, obtaining a unanimous decision for her client.

Congratulations to all of this year's Pro Bono Publico Award recipients: Karen R. King, Charles B. Phillips, David Cross, and Ned Pillersdorf.

The ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service works to ensure access to justice through the expansion and enhancement of the delivery of legal and other law- related services to the underserved through volunteer efforts of legal professionals nationwide. The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.