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Rivkin Radler named a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020
POSTED APRIL 2, 2021
The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), The Safe Center LI (TSCLI) and Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020. The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hours (668 hours) among large service providers.
The firm’s pro bono work is in three core areas:
- Through Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, the pro bono team makes dozens of court appearances annually on behalf of indigent tenants facing eviction.
- In conjunction with KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), the team represents unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings.
- Through The Safe Center Long Island, the team represents victims of abuse.
“Public service is part of our firm’s culture,” said Alan Rutkin (pictured), who leads the firm’s pro bono committee. “Our lawyers volunteer in the courts and communities. Service makes us better lawyers and better people.”