40th Annual Awards Dinner Most Successful in LAS History
MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
Celebrating the Legal Aid Society's 40th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday were, from left, Legal Aid President Blaine (Fin) Fogg; Chairman Richard J. Davis; Servant of Justice award winners Sara Moss, executive vice president and general counsel of the Estée Lauder company and Marc Wolinsky, a litigation partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Legal Aid Society Attorney-in-Chief Seymour W. James.

The Legal Aid Society’s 40th Annual Awards Dinner, held at Cipriani’s 42nd Street, was the most successful in the Society’s history.

More than 850 guests paid tribute to Sara E. Moss, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Estée Lauder Companies, and Marc Wolinsky, Litigation Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, as they received the 2017 Servant of Justice Award for their support of The Legal Aid Society and its clients, and for their outstanding dedication to the quest for equal justice.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Society’s Civil Practice, which represents approximately 128,000 vulnerable New Yorkers including senior citizens, children and adults with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage workers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless and imminently homeless children and adults. The awards dinner proceeds are crucial to enable the Society's front-line staff in all five boroughs to provide essential civil legal services in the midst of these challenging times for the vulnerable low-income families and individuals we represent.