Cahill Honored with The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award
For the seventh consecutive year, Cahill has been an honored recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award, presented by The Legal Aid Society of New York. The 2011 award recognizes the firm's outstanding pro bono service in major projects in Juvenile Rights and Tenant practice areas.
Meghan Mulderig (Law Clerk) and Natasha Williams (Associate) were recognized for their diligent representation that secured Early Intervention and preschool special education services for three siblings in foster care, and obtained enhanced services to meet the complex emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs of the eldest sibling.
Erica Wolff (Associate) and Adam Keith (Summer Associate '11) were recognized for their successful representation of a housing tenant seeking to be deemed a remaining family member and tenant of record on her grandmother's New York City Housing Authority apartment. Their advocacy won an unusual decision, in which a failure to appeal an earlier erroneous denial of the request was excused due to the grandmother's illness.
Through our 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, tenants who are denied the most basic of services, and indigent defendants in criminal appeals.