City Bar Justice Center Announces Winners of 2016 Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Pro Bono Service
New York, September 29, 2016 – The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, has announced the winners of the eighth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. Honoring the outstanding volunteer attorneys in each of the Justice Center projects, the awards will be presented at a Celebration of Service reception on October 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th St., to kick off National Pro Bono Week.
This year’s awardees are:
Brittany Bacon, Hunton & Williams LLP
Jonathan K. Chang, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Yago Cuesta-Civis, Revlon, Inc.
Arthur Dresner, Duane Morris LLP
Evan Farber, Reed Smith LLP
Luba Jabsky, Barclays Capital Inc.
John Low-Beer, Solo Practitioner
Lauren R. Mendolera, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Julia B. Milne, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Jurij Mykolajtchuk, Law Offices of Jurij Mykolajtchuk
Herman Raspé, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Virginia F. Tent, Latham & Watkins LLP
Elie Jonathan Worenklein, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
At the awards reception, Hon. Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, will deliver a keynote address and the awards will be presented by Jane C. Sherburne, City Bar Fund Board Chair. City Bar President John S. Kiernan will provide introductory remarks.
Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center, said, “The Justice Center is honored to acknowledge the 2016 Epstein Pro Bono Award winners for their outstanding pro bono service. Out of over 1,000 cases the Justice Center matched with pro bono counsel, these exceptional attorneys displayed loyalty, tenacity and care on top of their demanding work schedules, embodying the spirit of pro bono. We are grateful for their efforts to increase access to justice.”
Jeremy G. Epstein (1946-2009) was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a board member at the City Bar Justice Center, The Legal Aid Society and the Fund for Modern Courts. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over 20 years.
About the City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. The Justice Center operates the city’s busiest legal hotline and annually provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy to over 25,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers in areas including veterans assistance, bankruptcy, elderlaw, cancer advocacy, homelessness, cancer advocacy and immigration.