Tina Luongo Receives Michele Maxian Award for Outstanding Public Defense Practitioner
Legal Aid staff, managers, and Board attended the awards ceremony honoring Tina Luongo.

The New York State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, honored Tina Luongo, Legal Aid's Chief Defender, with the Michele S. Maxian Award for Outstanding Defense Practitioner.

The award was presented during the Criminal Justice Section's Annual Awards luncheon in the New York Hilton Midtown.

The award honors the memory of Michele Maxian , who brought the landmark Roundtree case which established the right to be arraigned within 24 hours after arrest.

Tina accepted the award in the name of all Legal Aid employees and clients.