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Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

by Christina Overton May 3, 2019

On April 3, 2019, New York City’s legal and business communities gathered together to celebrate the work of the City Bar Justice Center and its partners to further justice for low-income New Yorkers. For over fifteen years, the Justice Center’s effective pro bono model has connected hundreds of thousands of poor New Yorkers with free legal services, providing life-changing access to justice.

This longstanding commitment to justice was reflected by the wide-ranging support for the event, which was attended by 440 people, sponsored by over 50 law firms and corporate legal departments, and raised a total of $1,072,129.06, surpassing last year’s Gala.

The event featured the outstanding achievements of AIG and DLA Piper, who received awards honoring their commitment to pro bono work and public service. Their pro bono partnerships with the Justice Center have had a life-changing impact on the poor and vulnerable New Yorkers the Justice Center serves.

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