Crowell & Moring Partner Paul J. Pollock Receives Lawyers Alliance for New York 2016 Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Service
New York – November 21, 2016: Crowell & Moring LLP is proud to announce that the Lawyers Alliance for New York has honored partner Paul J. Pollock with its 2016 Cornerstone Award. This recognition honors organizations and individuals whose exceptional pro bono efforts have helped nonprofit and community development organizations improve the quality of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.
Pollock was recognized for his work with STRIVE International, which delivers comprehensive job training, social services, and career development for the hardest-to-employ workers, including formerly incarcerated individuals, long-term public assistance recipients, disconnected youth, the homeless, recovering addicts, and unskilled and under-educated laborers. He has also worked with the Lorraine Monroe Leadership Institute to navigate the dissolution process, and recently began assisting the Violence Intervention Program, a nonprofit organization working with Latina victims of domestic violence, with reviewing and negotiating a contract with the New York City Human Resources Administration.
The Cornerstone Awards were presented on November 17, 2016 in New York City. Since 1997, the Lawyers Alliance has honored outstanding contributions in pro bono business and transactional legal services at the annual event.
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.
Crowell & Moring’s pro bono practice handles a broad range of matters, particularly children’s rights/family law, immigration, and criminal justice. The firm also handles countless other types of pro bono matters referred by nonprofit organizations and, on occasion, its own lawyers. More than 20 years ago, Crowell & Moring was the first DC-based firm to elect a full-time public service partner and has twice been honored as Pro Bono Firm of the Year in Washington, D.C. Today, the firm’s lawyers contribute more than 35,000 hours in pro bono legal services annually to the indigent and suffering in local communities and around the world.
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.
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