Holiday Party for Children
This photo appeared in the New York Law Journal. Standing, left to right, are Richard J. Davis, Chairman of The Legal Aid Society, and Joshua Goldfein, Staff Attorney in the Homeless Rights Unit. Clustered around Santa are, from left to right, Ericka Fontanez, 3, Elias Barrientos, 3, and Winston Contreras, 9

For the 31st year, The Legal Aid Society sponsored a holiday party for 500 homeless and other vulnerable children and their families on December 12 in Synod Hall on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisers made contributions and toys, books and games were donated by the following firms: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello PC; Scholastic Books; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Wachtell, Lipton, Roses & Katz. The New Amsterdam Singers and Legal Aid's own Chief Human Resources Officer Allan Fox entertained the children. Terri and Richard Kim donated the hundreds of items for the crafts table which is a major attraction at the party.