Our congratulations to Milbank!
NYSBA 2008 President’s Pro Bono Service Award
We are proud to have supported the nomination of our long-standing Corporate Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, to receive the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) 2008 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for a large law firm. On May 1, the NYSBA recognized Milbank’s outstanding commitment to improving the greater public good through pro bono service at its 18th annual award ceremony on Law Day in Albany, New York.
Joseph S. Genova, Esq., Milbank partner and director of public service, with The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York, at Law Day in Albany, NY. Photo by Colleen Brescia
Nurturing a strong culture of pro bono service
As a firm, Milbank has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to pro bono work. Each year, attorneys working in its domestic offices are required to dedicate at least 20 hours to pro bono matters. Last year, 90% of the lawyers based in New York City devoted their time to pro bono matters, providing 27,290 hours of pro bono service, with an average of 87 donated hours per attorney.
Deep commitment to NYC women and children
InMotion and the families we serve have benefited greatly from Milbank’s unwavering commitment to public service. Milbank has been actively involved in inMotion’s work since 1995. In 2007 alone, 47 lawyers from the firm (including seven partners, 13 summer associates and seven legal assistants) donated 1,621 hours to represent 41 clients in inMotion matters.
We honored Milbank associate Alyssa A. Rower, Esq. at our 2008 Commitment to Justice Awards ceremony in February for her representation of a Latina mother of two children, one autistic. With the full support of the firm, Alyssa’s skillful and dedicated advocacy resulted in a child support allocation which not only maximized the family’s income but also retained Medicaid eligibility for her client’s autistic son and health care for the entire family. Thanks to Alyssa’s dedication, skillful negotiation and advocacy, her client retained custody of her children and obtained a speedy and favorable decision in a visitation matter.
Milbank associate Alyssa A. Rower, Esq., 2008 winner of an inMotion Commitment to Justice Award. Photo by Picture People.