Goodwin Procter Honored For Pro Bono Efforts

Monday, January 1, 2007 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP was one of the honorees on December 14 who received the 2006 Cornerstone Award, given annually by the Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY).

Since 2001, 50 Goodwin Procter attorneys have dedicated more than 2,600 pro bono hours on behalf of 17 clients referred to the firm by LANY. As a result of the firm's work with LANY clients, the organization decided to honor the firm with this award.

Some of the many clients that Goodwin Procter has represented as part of its pro bono program include: a nonprofit organization that enables low-income people to build assets by securing, improving and owning their homes and businesses; a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promotingthe expansion of quality literacy services throughout New York City by providing an array of services from teaching adult students to providing information on literacy to legislators, and a nonprofit that partners with area residents, local government and businesses to revitalize underserved neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable housing and providing opportunities for home ownership education, financial assistance and community leadership.