Archibald R. Murray Memorial Fund for Law Student Loan Forgiveness Announced as Part of Black History Month Celebration
THURSDAY, MARCH 01, 2007
Archibald R. Murray - “a pioneer who led with grace, a selfless advocate who set a new standard in providing legal services to the poor, and a gentle individual who touched the lives of countless people."

Theodore A. Levine, President of The Legal Aid Society, announced the creation of the Archibald R. Murray Memorial Fund for Law Student Loan Forgiveness, as part of the Society's Black History Month celebration. The fund will honor the memory of Arch Murray and celebrate his many accomplishments that helped to provide quality legal services for low-income New Yorkers. He served as the Attorney-in-Chief for 19 years and as the Chairman of the Board for four years. Arch Murray spent his legal career promoting diversity in the profession. He also was very concerned about the impact the financial crush of law school loans would have on young law students who might have to forego public service.

Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and Mayor David N. Dinkins participated in the Society's Black History Month celebration at the New York County Lawyers' Association, where the announcement of the fund was made on
February 28. Black Legal Aid employees--past and present-- whose accomplishments and contributions have furthered the cause of equal justice also were honored. Among the former employees are members of
the judiciary, government, and academia, community leaders, and representatives of many other fields.