Legal Aid Celebrates Pride Month With Special Ceremony
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007
State Assemblyman Daniel J. O'Donnell, a former Legal Aid attorney, speaks with Sarah Kerr (center), a lawyer in the Society's Prisoners' Rights Project, and her partner, Lucy Gentile, during Legal Aid's observance of Pride Month (LGBTQ) with a special reception at the New York County Lawyers' Association.

The Legal Aid Society, in conjunction with the New York County Lawyers' Association, celebrated Pride Month on June 26, 2007, by honoring the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees of The Legal Aid Society and their contributions to equal justice. A special reception recognizing the many accomplishments and contributions of LGBT employees as well as those of elected officials, judges and others in the community was held at New York County Lawyers' Association. State Assemblyman Daniel J. O'Donnell, a former Legal Aid attorney, was the keynote speaker.

There also was a special memorial celebration of the life of Michele Maxian, a dynamic criminal defense attorney who served as the Director of the Special Litigation Project in The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice.