Directors Elected, Staff Honored At 136th Annual Meeting
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

Seventeen Directors were elected or re-elected to the Board of The Legal Aid Society at its 136th Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, 450 Lexington. Seven members of the staff received the prestigious Orson S. Marden Awards for outstanding service and dedication.

New Directors include: Matthew S. Furman, senior vice president, group general counsel and corporate secretary of The Travelers Companies, Inc.; James D. Herschlein, a partner at Kaye Scholer LLP; Tracy Richelle High, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Joon Kim, a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP; Jeremy H. Temkin, a partner at Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer P.C.; and Marc Wolinsky, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were: Peter A. Bicks, partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Christopher P. Conniff, partner at Ropes & Gray LLP; Michele Hirshman, partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Steven G. Kobre, partner at Kobre & Kim LLP; Alan Levine, partner at Cooley LLP; Aaron H. Marks, partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP; Martin Nussbaum, partner at Dechert LLP; Vincent Pagano, Jr., partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Miles N. Ruthberg, partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP; Charles Weinstein,CEO and member of the Executive Committee at EisnerAmper LLP; and Jonathan B. Whitney, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw LLP.

The following persons were elected or re-elected to the Board of Advisors: Thomas R. Brome, Michael J. Chepiga, Barbara Latz Cohen, J. Peter Coll, Jr. Michael A. Cooper, George A. Davidson, Richard A. Eisner, Michael D. Fricklas, John Kirby, Maurice N. Nessen, Lawrence B. Pedowitz, and Linda Rapapport.

The Orison S. Marden Awards which recognize outstanding service and dedication were presented to: Jane Sujen Bock, Staff Attorney in the Civil Practice's Homeless Rights Project; John Schoeffel, Staff Attorney in the Criminal Practice's Special Litigation Unit; Jose Martinez, Support Staff in Bronx Civil; Wendy Remy, Paralegal in Brooklyn Civil; Nicholas Rivera, Investigator in Queens Criminal; Vanessa Cherena, Supervising Attorney in the Bronx Juvenile Rights Office; and Magda Rosa-Rios, Supervising Attorney in the Civil Practice's Harlem Community Law Office.

Staff members who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th and 40th year with the Society were recognized. Celebrating their 40th year are: George C. Colon, Thomas V. Curtis, Allen L. Farberman, Anthony J. Farley, Alan Friedman, Alba L. Hernandez, Steven L. Mechanic, Robert C. Newman, Judith Preble, Aida L. Ramos-Herrera, Antoinette M. Romano, and Sara A. Sanders.

Celebrating their 35th anniversaries are: Charles H. Blakely, Patricia A.Bath, Joyce Betances, David C. Clarke, Cassandra T. Dorvil, Andrew C. Fine, Carol J. Hochberg, James Martorano, Irene Melendez, James T. Pierce, Gene W. Pudberry, Vincent J. Romano, Gary Solomon, and Christopher J. Spellman.

Claudia A. Emanuel, Richard Flores, Ulex A. George, Martin Gorfinkel, Elizabeth E. Hibbard, Charles Ippolito, Thomas M. Klein, Lorraine Maddalo, Sandra Pemberton, Monica P. Pinnock, Laura Potter-Cahn, Judith Waksberg, and Cynthia Wolpert are celebrating their 30th anniversaries.

Celebrating 25 years are: Felicia Agyapong, Sharon A. Anderson, Marla A. Band, Franklin D. Belle, Bernard Bellinger, Thomas F. Bomba, Barbara Byrne, Glenda Callender, Bernette Carway-Spruiell, Ferdinand Cesarano, Peter Chapman, Phyllis S. Cherebin, Bryan J. Coakley, Matthew B. Cohen, Dawn Dapelo, Marcia Susan Egger, Kerry M. Elgarten, Elizabeth B.Emmons, Elisa Flight, Robin Frankel, George Gabriel, Francis Gibbons, Chandra Gomes, Karen A. Hambrick, Elizabeth Ann Hay, Michael P. Hurson, Kam Ling Jim, Clyde E. Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Andrew L. Katz, Brian E. Kelly, Eve Kessler., Candace Kurtz, Josette Lang, Adrian A. Lesher, Donna M. Lewis, Vicki E. Light, Paul Liu, William T. Mantio, Nancy Matos-Rodriguez, Prudencio Maysonet, Caroline M. McGrath, Eric D. Meggett, Fern R. Merenstein, Robert Moeller, Florence Morgan, Fay A. Munro-Cole, Cornelius Perry, Thomas M. O'Brien, Allen S. Popper, Linda Postell, Zenobia D. Prattis-Montgomery, Judy Ocasio, Frederic G. Pratt, Kenneth Brian Rabb, Miriam Rodriguez, Mimi Rosenberg, Timothy B. Rountree, Gail Beth Rozaansky, Eugene Sarchiapone, Ashok K. Sehgal, Monica Sheehan, Cynthia K. Sichenze, Debra Siegel, Jennifer A. Siletti, Steven H. Sindos, Sandra D. Smith, Azalia Torres, Marie L. Washington, Roy Wasserman, David Werber, and Angela M. Winston.