Black History Celebration at The Legal Aid Society
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and State Senator John L. Sampson participated in the Black History Month celebration at The Legal Aid Society with Theodore Levine and Steven Banks.

The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, and State Senator John L. Sampson, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined The Legal Aid Society's celebration of Black History Month last night during a special reception at Legal Aid headquarters.

The reception honored all the black women and men who are members of the Legal Aid family for their many accomplishments and contributions. Steven Banks presented Senator Sampson with a plaque that read: "in recognition of your outstanding support of The Legal Aid Society and its clients and your dedication to equal access to justice for all New Yorkers." Senator Sampson began his legal career at The Legal Aid Society where he served as a staff attorney in the Civil Practice. The event last night was part of The Legal Aid Society's celebration of awareness months over the course of the year in keeping with our commitment to diversity.