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Pro Bono Awards

Awards and Recognition

2011

January

Goodwin Procter Pro Bono Team Helps Jumo Reinvent Support for Social Causes (press release).

2010

November

Investigation by Goodwin Procter Partner Paul F. Ware Exposes Pervasive Fraud Across State Probation Department, Resulting in Overhaul of Agency (press release).

September

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) recognized the firm with its Beacon of Justice Award for its commitment to providing pro bono legal representation in the area of immigration law (press release).

May

The New York State Bar Association recognized Laurie Levin at the 2010 President's Pro Bono Service Awards Ceremony.

2009

November

The Washington Council of Lawyers recognized the firm's support of the Council's efforts to promote public interest law practice and pro bono service with its Law Firm Award.

October

The Legal Aid Society in NY recognized the firm, and attorneys Jeff Simes,Tom Meriam, and Larkin Morton with its Pro Bono Publico Award.

The Women’s Bar Foundation recognized attorneys Kristen Kearney and Cassandra Crawford with its Volunteer Attorney Award for their work on the Family Law Project for Battered Women.

September

The Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized attorney Jessica Gary with its Cornerstone Award.

ABA Death Penalty Representation Project recognized the firm with its Exceptional Service Award (press release).

June

The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Program (PAIR) honored attorneys Ken Parsigian, Elaine Hermann Blais and Rob Carroll with its Mentor Award.

May

United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts honored the firm for it commitment to participate in the Court's pro bono program for civil cases.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp. (EDC) honored attorney Anna Dodson at its 30th Anniversary Celebration.

The American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section honored attorney Kenneth Parsigian with the John Minor Wisdom Award (press release).

March

The firm qualified to attend the 40 at 50: Judicial Pro Bono Recognition Breakfast hosted by the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.

The Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights honored attorney Delcy Sweet with the Civil Rights Recognition Award for her work with the Belin Economic Justice Project and the Neighborhood Business Initiative.

2008

December

Women of Justice honored attorney Anna Dodson with the Women of Justice Award.

October

The Legal Aid Society in New York honored attorneys Thomas Meriam, Laurie Holsey, and Michael Bavli with the Society's 2008 Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service.

September

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund recognized attorneys Steve Poss, Kevin Martin, Christina Nolan, Scott Nardi, Nick Pilchak and Mike Sugrue.

The Boston Bar Association recognized the firm with the Thurgood Marshall Award for its commitment to tackling the serious issue of wrongful criminal convictions through its work with the New England Innocence Project (press release).

June

Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Program honored the firm with its Law Firm of the Year Award (press release).

April

The D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Services honored Goodwin Procter as a firm in Washington, D.C. with at least 40% of lawyers contributing at least 50 hours of pro bono service.

The Boston University School of Law honored attorney Kenneth Parsigian with its 2008 Pro Bono Alumni Award (press release).

February

The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) acknowledged the firm for work in an education related matter at their first annual Pro Bono Advocate Awards ceremony.

2007

June

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs honored the firm at the Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon with its Outstanding Achievement Award.

January

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund the firm with its National Pro Bono Award.

2006

December

The Lawyers Alliance for New York honored the firm with the Cornerstone Award which recognizes outstanding contributions in pro bono legal service (press release).Lawyers Alliance Cornerstone Awards

The Medicare Rights Center recognized the firm at its Annual event.

June

The Washington Lawyers' Committee honored the firm with the Outstanding Achievement Award for pro bono efforts on behalf of the Committee's Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (press release).Washington Lawyers Commitee Award

May

ACE (Alternatives for Community & Environment) presented the firm with its Founders' Award.

Council for Court Excellence of the District of Columbia honored attorney Stephen Pollak with the Justice Potter Stewart Award (press release).

April

The D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Services honored Goodwin Procter as a firm in Washington, D.C. with at least 40% of lawyers contributing at least 50 hours of pro bono service.

2005

November

Lawyers Alliance for NY honored attorney Melissa Rosenberg with the Cornerstone Award which recognizes outstanding contributions in pro bono legal service.

October

National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) honored the firm for work on behalf of homeless families in Long Island seeking the right for their children to be educated.

September

Trust for Public Land (TPL) honored the firm for its pro bono assistance.

August

The ABA recognized attorney Jeffrey Simes with its Pro Bono Publico Award (press release).

June

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs honored the firm at the Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon with its Outstanding Achievement Award.

May

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) recognized the firm at a celebration a project site in Pepperell, MA.

Somerville Homeless Coalition recognized firm at the Coalition's Annual Meeting.

The NY State Bar Association recognized attorney Jeffrey Simes with its President's Pro Bono Service Award (press release).

2004

October

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) recognized the Firm for the level of pro bono assistance it provides through its NY office.

June

The Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Program (PAIR) recognized the firm with its 2004 Law Firm Pro Bono Award at its Annual Benefit Dinner (press release).

May

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recognized Anna Dodson with its John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award (press release).

The Wetlands Restoration Partnership and the Coastal American Foundation recognized Goodwin Procter's contribution to the advancement of wetlands and aquatic habitat restoration.

2003

December

Habitat for Humanity presented attorney Michael McLaughlin its Golden Hammer award.

April

The Rape Survivors' Law Project presented the firm and attorney Brenda Sharton with the 2003 Shining Star Award (press release).

February

Massachusetts Housing Partnership presented attorney John Mercer an award for his work with the Soft Second Loan Program (press release).

January

The Massachusetts Bar Association recognized the firm with its 2003 Access to Justice Award for its work with inner-city entrepreneurs (press release).

2002

September

Lawyers Alliance for NY honored attorneys, Gregory Patchen, Lonnie Halpern and Sharon Mousserie with its Cornerstone Award for their work with Neighborhood Housing Services (press release).

April

Friends of Boston's Homeless recognized Goodwin Procter for its pro bono work (press release).

The ABA Business Law Section presented the firm with the National Public Service Award.

January

Habitat for Humanity presented attorney Mary Ann Peterson Kanary its Golden Hammer Award (press release).

2001

April

Friends of Boston's Homeless recognized the firm for its pro bono work.

2000

September

National Affordable Housing Preservation (NAHPA) recognized the firm with The National Affordable Preservation Award.

June

The Political Asylum/ Immigration Representation Program (PAIR) recognized Goodwin Procter attorney Tammie Garner with its Attorney of the Year Award (press release).