Legal Aid Recognizes Pro Bono Support of New York's Legal Community

Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye will preside over The Legal Aid Society's 2006 Pro Bono Awards and Law Firm Recognition ceremony on Monday, November 6, 2006, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of individual lawyers and law firms to the cause of equal justice. The ceremony and reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will be the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award for the outstanding pro bono work performed by the law firm, its partners and associates for the low-income clients of The Legal Aid Society. Individual partners and associates at the firm are being recognized for the successful federal law reform litigation involving immigrant domestic violence survivors who were denied full benefits.(The New York Times, August 30, 2006, and December 13, 2005).

In addition, associates from the firm staff the Society's immigration hotline, assisting in the defense of detainees facing deportation. For the last 15 years, HHR has provided pro bono representation through Legal Aid's AID Project at the HIV/AIDS clinic at Beth Israel representing women who need to plan for the future of their children and other legal matters.