December 5, 2005 – (New York, NY) – LAWFUEL- The Law News Network – Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm with over 700 lawyers in the U.S. and Europe, has received five awards from the Legal Aid Society of New York for the firm’s commitment to pro bono work on behalf of Legal Aid in 2005. Steven Krane, the partner in charge of Proskauer’s pro bono practice, led the group accepting the awards at a special ceremony December 1 in New York City.
Proskauer received firm-wide awards for its work on the Rockefeller Re-Sentencing Project, the goal of which is to reduce the prison terms of A-1 felony offenders who were sentenced under the New York State Rockefeller Drug Laws, and the Children’s Rights Appeals Project, which provides legal representation for children in the New York foster care system.
Individual Proskauer attorneys who received awards are: Joshua Ruthizer for his work representing an individual in a Social Security disability claim case that resulted in a substantial monetary award; Morgan Hankin for his work with the Children’s Rights Appeals Project; and Devin Burstein, a former Proskauer attorney, who represented a number of juveniles in their appeals in criminal cases.
“The assistance provided by Proskauer’s attorneys has made a tremendous difference in the lives of countless individuals,” said Allen I. Fagin, Chairman of Proskauer Rose. “It is this firm’s honor to lend our knowledge and resources to benefit those who otherwise could not afford legal representation.”
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Founded in 1875, Proskauer is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans and Paris. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com.