Congratulations to Jeff Seigel , Executive Director who was recently recognized by Hofstra Law School’s Public Justice Foundation (PJF) as the 2016 PJF Outstanding Alumnus for his extraordinary commitment and dedication to public service. The Foundation sponsored its 27th annual Auction on March 9, 2016 to raise funds enabling student fellowships in public service. In accepting the award, Jeff describe his own experience as a Hofstra law student who was sponsored by the law school in 1978 to participate in an internship at Nassau Suffolk Law Services during its early beginnings. He pointed out that it was this fateful experience that changed his life and he has since devoted himself almost exclusively to public interest law for most of his career. His short speech was well received by a roomful of students, alumni, and Law Services staff and reporters. Congrats again!
We are proud to announce that Victoria Osk, Managing Attorney at Nassau Suffolk Law Services, is a recipient of the Community Service Award presented by Thursdays Child. Vicky was honored at their Spring Champagne Gala held on June 14, 2012 at Flowerfields Celebration. Congratulations Vicky!
Victoria Osk of NSLS presented with award by Gregory L. Noone, Program Mgr, Thursdays Child
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. At this special event, 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)
One of Our Most Dedicated Volunteer Attorneys Named New York State Pro Bono Attorney of the Year!
Herb Harris was named the New York State Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for the Tenth Judicial District (Nassau and Suffolk Counties). The award was presented to him at the Law Day Luncheon by Chief Justice Judith Kaye, 2003.
Nassau Suffolk Law Services was honored by the Islip Town Branch of the NAACP for its “work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination, December 2009.
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.