Uniondale, NY – April 6, 2016, The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau/Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) honored 377 lawyers for their distinguished volunteer service provided through their organizations as well as the top law firms most dedicated to pro bono, at the Second Annual Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition Reception.
NCBA, TSCLI and NSLS provide pro bono legal services, consultations, guidance and referrals to address crucial legal needs of thousands of lower income Nassau residents in crisis. Issues include mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, domestic abuse, matrimonial cases, senior citizen concerns and landlord tenant disputes.
“The premise of this recognition is to honor those attorneys and law firms that place the highest priority on helping society and those less fortunate. Efforts to identify where there is need and communicating this to the legal community resulted in more attorneys becoming involved,” said Access to Justice Committee Co-Chair Gregory Lisi, a partner in charge of the Labor & Employment Departments at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana. “We attorneys, as a profession, have a duty to help those less fortunate try to obtain justice. The top Long Island law firms and attorneys we recognize today are the leaders that embrace this calling.”
Founded in 1976, the Firm LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms.
Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as those in New York City.
The Firm employs over 60 talented attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, contractors, architects/engineers and individuals.