Many staff members are outstanding experts in their field and have been recognized at a state and national level for the quality and critical importance of their work.
Congratulations to Angela Lampe, Social Worker in our Disability/Health Unit. On Dec 2, 2019, World AIDS Day, the NuHealth HIV Program honored her work in recognition of her community involvement with the David Project. Ms. Lampe was presented the award by Dr. Janice Verley, Dir. NUMC HIV Program.
Congratulations to Nora Gonzalez, paralegal in NSLS’ Public Benefits Unit, who was awarded the Unsung Hero recognition at Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law Awards. She was joined by a table of NSLS colleagues who attended the gala on November 21, 2019 in support of this well deserved recognition!
On October 25, 2018, Carly Sommers, NSLS’ Reentry Project Attorney was recognized by the New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association and New York State Unified Court System’s Office for Justice Initiatives for the pro bono work she did in 2017 in the Brooklyn Housing Court and the Queens Consumer Debt Court.
At the Suffolk County Bar Association’s May 7, 2018 Annual Meeting, Ellen Krakow, Suffolk Pro Bono Coordinator, was presented with an Award of Recognition in appreciation for her “exemplary service and commitment to the SCBA and dedication to the Suffolk Academy of Law’s Continuing Education Program.” The award was presented by Patricia Meisenheimer, President of the SCBA. Congratulations, Ellen!
Congratulations Judy for being honored on April 24, 2018 with the Outstanding Women in Law Award presented by Hofstra Law School. "Through her extraordinary contributions to the legal community, exemplary leadership and strong commitment to ensuring the advancement of women, she has truly made a noteworthy and inspiring contribution to the legal community."
Congratulations Ellen Krakow, Pro Bono Project Coordinator, on being awarded the Legal Advocate of the Year Award at the Long Island Women's Conference on April 1, 2017. The women selected have demonstrated "perseverance, leadership, initiative, and service to the Long Island and the community in which they reside."
Touro Law Center held its 21st Goods and Services Auction on March 11, 2015. As part of festivities, the law school also recognizes attorneys for their commitment and dedication to pro bono and public interest work through the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Program. Among the recipients, Maria Dosso, Law Services’ Director of Communications and Volunteer Services accepted the award from Dean of Touro Law Center Patricia Salkin.
Congratulations to Sheila Johnson, Law Services Director of Development and Government Affairs for receiving the prestigious Public Service Award from Touro’s Black Law Students Association. Sheila was also presented with a Proclamation from the Town of Brookhaven Advisory Council member, Valerie Cartwright, Esq.
The Suffolk County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts held an awards ceremony for Women’s History Month. This very special event celebrates women who have made significant contributions to providing access to justice and pro bono services. Congratulations to our very own Maria Dosso, Director of Communications & Volunteer Services for this very special acknowledgment!
In April, 2011, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano presented a proclamation to our legal staff for their dedicated work in our Protection and Advocacy Projects which provide legal assistance to developmentally disabled individuals (PADD) as well as legal assistance in equal opportunity and discrimination cases to physically disabled individuals (PAIR). Pictured above Ellen Krakow, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Marcia Vogel and Lynn Iacona.
Protection and Advocacy Project
Douglas Ruff was the recipient of the prestigious Denison Ray award presented by the New York State Bar Association for his extraordinary commitment as a public service attorney providing zealous and skilled representation to low income and disadvantaged clients. Law Services was also the recipient of a cash grant as a result of this award, 1995.