Kurt M. Denk Joins City Bar Justice Center as Pro Bono Counsel
New York, March 12, 2018 – Kurt M. Denk has joined the City Bar Justice Center as Pro Bono Counsel. Denk comes to CBJC from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he practiced general civil and complex commercial litigation and maintained an active pro bono docket on behalf of diverse clients and causes. He received a 2017 Jeremy G. Epstein Award from the City Bar Justice Center for outstanding pro bono work, and pro bono recognition from Kramer Levin, the Legal Aid Society, the New York State Bar Empire State Counsel Program and Legal Services NYC.
Denk is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and in addition to two masters degrees, has a B.A. from Georgetown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and taught at Boston College Law School. Denk also has taught and coordinated service programs at Loyola University Maryland, and has worked in ministry and restorative justice programs at San Quentin State Prison in California.
Lynn M. Kelly, the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center, said, “Kurt’s selection as Pro Bono Counsel emphasizes our commitment to high quality pro bono legal services for the poor and disadvantaged in New York City. Kurt’s experience in the federal courts, including working on teams to draft amicus briefs to the Supreme Court, and broad background in litigation and in service to the LGBTQ population, immigrants, prisoners and victims of discrimination will be a terrific addition to our strong team of pro bono professionals at the City Bar Justice Center.”
About the City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center is the largest department of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc., the 501(c) (3) affiliate of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. The Justice Center 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 20,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers in areas including immigration, foreclosure, bankruptcy, elder law, homelessness, veterans’ assistance and cancer advocacy. The City Bar Justice Center works with many of the leading law firms and corporate legal departments in New York City as well as City Bar members to help bridge the civil justice gap.