WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL. February 25, 2015:
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will hold its 2015 “Equal Access to Justice” Dinner on Thursday, March 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains, NY.
The event will honor “Access to Justice” Awardees Hon. Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP, and the law firm of BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP.
This year’s “Advocate for Justice” Award will be given to the Westchester Community Foundation and its Executive Director Catherine Marsh.
The annual 2015 “Equal Access to Justice” Dinner will be co-chaired by Courtney R. Rockett, Esq., Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP and Frances Pantaleo, Esq., Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP.
Honorary Co-Chairs include Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin; Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore; and Michael Kaplowitz, Chair, Westchester County Legislature.
Former Westchester Surrogate Judge Hon. Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. will be honored for his distinguished judicial career and service as Co-Chair of the Ninth Judicial District’s Pro Bono Committee. In January, Judge Scarpino stepped down to join the law firm of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP.
One of the nation’s premier ”powerhouse” law firms, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP is Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s leading corporate supporter and one of its most active Pro Bono participants. Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP regularly serves as lead counsel in cases addressing some of the most important legal issues of our day.
The Westchester Community Foundation improves the quality of life in Westchester by connecting donors to critical, local needs. Executive Director since 1999, Catherine Marsh will retire in June, having overseen the Foundation’s growth to one of the largest funders of non-profits in the county.
“The work we do each day provides free legal services to those who can’t afford an attorney. Our staff handles more than 12,000 cases a year – saving children from neglect, protecting survivors of domestic violence, defending seniors against abuse, serving veterans on the home front, and keeping families in their homes,” said Legal Services of the Hudson Valley CEO, Barbara Finkelstein. “With enough funding to meet demand, we could serve thousands more and close the “Justice Gap” right here in our own community.” For online event purchases go to www.lshv.org, or contact Jenna Donnellan at firstname.lastname@example.org/914)761-7111.