Awards

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.

Ellen along with other honorees, pictured third from the right.

Congratulation to Ellen Krakow, Esq. NSLS Suffolk Pro Bono Coordinator, accepted the Legal Advocate of the Year Award at the LI Womens’ Conference on April 1, 2017.

Long Island Business News Honors Law Services

Experience counts. Dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. Compassion is essential. The Leadership in Law Awards was held on November 17, 2016 and recognizes all of these qualities and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding achievements, involvement in their profession, support of the community and mentoring.” Congratulations to Cathy Lucidi for being honored in the “UnSung Hero” Category and Nassau Suffolk Law Services for “Non-Profit of the Year”

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!

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 Maria!

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)

Pictured above Ellen Krakow, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Marcia Vogel and Lynn Iacona

Suffolk County Advisory Board on Child Protection and the Suffolk County Executive's Task Force to Prevent Family Violence honors Larry Tuthill as a champion for children and families living in Suffolk.

Suffolk County Minority Health Summit honored Denise Snow for her “dedication, commitment and support of community based initiatives and minority health improvement projects in Suffolk,” October 2008.

Jeffrey A. Seigel, Executive Director of Nassau Suffolk Law Services was honored with the Suffolk County Martin Luther King. Jr. Commission Award on January 17, 2009. He received the award on behalf of Nassau Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc.


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.

Meredith Nadler was one of ten attorneys nationally honored with the NAACP’s Foot Soldiers in the Sand Award, July 2009.

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.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Greater New York City Affiliate honored the PLAN Project staff, Denise Snow and Kelly Murray, in recognition of the legal assistance that the Project provides to hundreds of individuals affected by cancer, May 2009.

Beth Wickey, Director of Program and Contract Administration, was honored by Long Island Housing Services for her distinguished service on LIHS’s Board of Directors for twenty two years, working for fair housing and the elimination of unlawful housing discrimination, April 2010.

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.