Pro Bono Awards 2008
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP received the Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award during the 2008 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. The award was presented to Elizabeth L. Grayer, a partner at Cravath. Presenting the award to her were (from left) Alan Levine, Chairman of The Legal Aid Society; Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and Steve Banks, Attorney-in-Chief.

Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye praised the New York Bar for its outstanding pro bono commitment and urged lawyers to provide even more legal services to needy, low-income New Yorkers during The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Chief Judge Kaye presented awards to 38 law firms, six corporations and 154 individuals during the event.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP will receive the Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award for the firm's extraordinary pro bono commitment to The Legal Aid Society and its clients. A long-time supporter of the Society, Cravath and a legal team, led by Richard W. Clary and Elizabeth L. Grayer, worked tirelessly as co-counsel on the McCain lawsuit, which was settled with the City and the State on September 17. McCain sought to ensure that homeless children and their families receive lawful shelter and services.


The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Pro Bono Publico Awards symbolize the outstanding commitment of major New York City law firms to provide access to justice to low income children, families and individuals. No where in the world is the commitment as strong as it is in New York City.

For more than 130 years, these law firms have served as the foundation of the Society's pro bono program, providing representation to the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including senior citizens, disabled children and adults, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage workers, persons living with AIDS/HIV, and homeless and imminently homeless children and adults, and to the most forgotten New Yorkers, including inmates in the jails on Rikers Island and prisoners in correctional facilities throughout the State of New York.

The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Pro Bono Honor Roll appears in an ad in the New York Law Journal October 3 and October 7.

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