Pro Bono

 

HONOR ROLL OF 
PRO BONO SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT
 
October 1, 2016 to September 19, 2017
  

Chief Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz, Judge Diane Davis and Judge Robert E. Littlefield wish to acknowledge and thank the attorneys listed below for their public service to parties needing representation. During the last 12 months, these attorneys assisted 205 debtors. Several attorneys provided pro bono services in 10 or more cases: Michael Jude O'Connor (39); M. Lettie Dickerson (16); Gregory L. Germain (15); Susan N. Esce (11); Michael J. Toomey (10) and Marc S. Ehrlich (10). In addition, Michael J. Balanoff and Elizabeth Fairbanks-Fletcher served pro bono as a mediator. Thomas Kennedy, Amanda Shaw, Laura Harris-Courage, and Erin Champion volunteered their time performing outreach to the community through presenting the CARE financial literacy program.

The Board of Judges have determined that the attorneys rendering pro bono services during this annual period will be further acknowledged through the gift of a glass paper weight bearing the court’s seal. Attorneys attending the annual seminar in Cooperstown in October may pick up their gift at the clerk’s office table. Attorneys not in attendance at the annual seminar, may stop in to the most convenient clerk’s office and pick up their gift.

The judges are grateful for your commitment to the community, and your willingness to give of your professional time. Your efforts are surely appreciated by those you serve.

 
 
Kim F. Lefebvre, Clerk of Court