Legal Aid's Holiday Party For Children Delights 500 Children
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
Santa Claus (a.k.a. A. Robert Pietrzak, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the Society's Board of Directors) with from left Richard J. Davis, Chairperson, and Attorney-in-Chief Steven Banks.The children are (from left) Justin Lawrence, 5, Michael Hagood and Alayja Lawrence, 7.

The Legal Aid Society sponsored its annual holiday party for more than 500 children and their families yesterday at Synod Hall on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Special thanks to Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP; Terri and Richard Kim; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer P.C.; Scholastic Books; Sidley Austin, LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors and the Legal Aid staff for donating toys and contributions and volunteers. The New Amsterdam Singers and Legal Aid's own Human Resources Director Allan Fox and his ensemble entertained the children. The highlight was a special visit from Santa Claus, A. Robert Pietrzak, a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the Society's Board of Directors.