Cahill Honored with The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award
Cahill is again the honored recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award, presented by The Legal Aid Society of New York. The 2010 award recognizes the firm's outstanding pro bono service in major projects in Juvenile Rights and Tenant practice areas. Four Cahill lawyers also received individual awards for their personal contributions on behalf of The Legal Aid Society's clients.
Partner David Januszewski is recognized for his leadership in developing and expanding Cahill's multifaceted pro bono partnership with The Legal Aid Society. Associates Peter Mazzone and Michael Rosenberg are recognized for their diligent representation of two very young developmentally delayed children in successfully winning physical and occupational therapy and a full-day preschool program with enriched developmental services for each child. Victor Suthammanont is recognized for his outstanding assistance over two years on behalf of a public housing tenant who faced loss of his home because of a criminal conviction. Victor successfully had the housing case adjourned until conclusion of related Court of Appeals litigation, and, eventually obtained withdrawal of the termination charges due to the length of time between conviction and the ultimate hearing date.
Through its partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Cahill provides representation to young children who are the subjects of abuse and neglect proceedings in New York Family Courts, disabled individuals in need of social security benefits, immigrant youth who are the subjects of abuse, tenants who are denied the most basic of services, indigent defendants in criminal appeals.