Orison S. Marden Awards

The Orison S. Marden Awards were established in 1976 on the 100th anniversary of The Legal Aid Society to recognize the outstanding work and dedication of the staff of the Society and to honor the memory of Orison S. Marden, a senior partner at White & Case LLP, who was known as "Mr. Legal Aid" throughout the United States. Mr. Marden devoted four decades to the work of the Society. He served as a member of the Board for 27 years and as its Chairman from 1970 Until his death in 1975. He was a devoted volunteer at the Civil Practice's Harlem Community Law Office where he represented hundreds of clients over the years. During his outstanding career, he served as the President of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Past Recipients of the Orison S. Marden Award:

2016 Jonathan Chasan, Elizabeth Felber, Edwin Vega, Kathleen Kelleher, Carmen Burgos, James Pitt, and Sandra Scott ( posthumously)
2015 Magnus Mukoro ( posthumously), Ana Rodriguez, Patricia Jeffery, Natalie Deduke, Karen Kalikow and Martin Feinman
2014 Elizabeth Hay, Wanjuri Hawkins, Maria A. Garcia, Carol Hochberg and Claudia Montoya
2013 Javier Chuck, LaSalle Jones, Stephen Pokart, Azalia Torres, Stephen Myers, Sheree Lukowicz, Patricia Bath and Steven Sindos (posthumous)
2012 Jane Sujen Bock, John Schoeffel, Jose Martinez, Wendy Remy, Nicholas Rivera, Vanessa Cherena, and Magda Rosa-Rios
2011 Lorraine McEvilley, Susan Bahn, Eva Gonzalez, Roseanne Tzitzouris & Elizabeth Weiner
2010 Saleem Khan, Abdus-Salaam Wahid, Toe-Fun Chia, Girish Panchal, Douglass Seidman & Karen Yazmajian
2009 Connie Belnavis, Jesse Uhrman, Edna Schwartz, & Scott Rosenberg
2008 Lois Jackson, Clyde Johnson, Max Martinez, Elon Harpaz, Kerry Elgarten, & Irwin Shaw
2007 Elaine Martinez-Ortega, Oda Friedheim, Marie Washington & Gary Solomon
2006 Jasmin Lewis, Steven Godeski, Pascal Nijhof & John Boston
2005 Ernst Giordani, Cassandra Dorvil, Eileen McCann & Marshall Green
2004 Melvin Kenny, Aida Ramos Herrera, Edward McCarthy & Robert Zuss
2003 Marie A. Richardson, Nanette Schrandt, Marcia Egger & Vera Mitchell
2002 Harold Mandelbaum, Mel Schubert, Alla Reznik & Jose Torres
2001 Dan Kessler, Edward Braunstein, Candace Kurtz & Andre Rodriguez
2000 Janet Sabel, Rita Horvath, Nancy Ginsberg & Patricia Thorne
1999 Phyllis Cherebin, Cynthia Wolpert, Pedro Caban
1998 Richie Flores, Jerry Washington, Kay McNally
1997 Marguerite Piazza & Susan Sternberg
1996 Willie Rivera & Deborah Kaplan
1995 Irma Camacho & Barbara H. Dildine
1994 Jonathan Latimer & Margaret O'Marra
1993 Angelina Cooper & Roland Thau
1992 Akil Al-Jundi & Steven Banks
1991 Ligia Rivers & Michele Maxian
1990 Herbert Grant & David I. Waldman
1989 Nelson Rivera & Thomas V. Curtis
1988 Daniel Barrett & Andrew C. Fine
1987 Delzorra Preshae-Wilson & Paula Semmes Deutsch
1986 Ruth Lichter & Lawrence Halfond
1985 Michael Paciello & Eve S. Plotkin
1984 Sonia Robles & Sigmund Israel
1983 George C. Colon & Joan F. Mangones
1982 Maria Lebron & Robert Kaplan
1981 Emma C. Stucchio & Myra K. Wallach
1980 Erma Saunders Brooks & Morton B. Dicker
1979 Elise Stark & Margaret H. McDowell
1978 Ruby Harrison Adorno & Mara T. Thorpe
1977 Harold Townes & Milton Adler
1976 Irene Parker Betner & Julius Biervliet