NEW YORK, November 4, 2015—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that it will be honored as a Cornerstone Award recipient by the Lawyers Alliance for New York at the organization's annual ceremony on November 4, 2015, in New York. Since 1997, the Lawyers Alliance for New York has presented Cornerstone Awards annually to a select group of individuals and institutions for their extraordinary pro bono legal efforts that help nonprofits address critical human needs and improve the quality of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.
"We are thrilled to receive this award," said Michael Schwamm, Duane Morris partner in the Corporate Practice Group, Pro Bono Committee Member and Lawyers Alliance pro bono attorney. "Being recognized by such an amazing pro bono organization as the Lawyers Alliance for New York is truly an honor. We appreciate the many opportunities they have provided us over the years to help nonprofits in New York. "
The Duane Morris New York office provides pro bono legal services to communities in need in conjunction with a number of pro bono organizations in addition to the Lawyers Alliance for New York, including: commercially and sexually exploited girls and young women in collaboration with the Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS); aid to veterans through work with the National Veterans Legal Services Program/Lawyers Serving Warriors®, the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and the Urban Justice Center's Veteran Advocacy Project; assistance to children and families via the City Bar Justice Center of the New York City Bar Association, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program; immigration advocacy and support through the American Immigration Lawyers Association; and other varied legal services through the Pro Bono Partnership, The Legal Aid Society of New York City and Trust Law.
About Lawyers Alliance for New York
The Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits and communities, each year, Lawyers Alliance for New York, along with more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys from more than 130 law firms and corporate legal departments, serves thousands of nonprofits working in all five boroughs.
About the Duane Morris Pro Bono Program
Duane Morris' Pro Bono Program provides free legal services to those in our communities least able to afford them. The importance of pro bono work and volunteerism has been an integral part of Duane Morris' culture since the firm's inception more than 100 years ago.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges.