Barclay Damon Attorneys Recognized For Outstanding Pro Bono Contributions
June 21, 2017 — Barclay Damon LLP is proud to announce five attorneys have been honored by the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association (NDNY-FCBA) for their exceptional pro bono services. Partners Jon P. Devendorf, Gabriel M. Nugent, and Michael J. Sciotti and associates Kayla A. Arias and Ross M. Greenky each received a Pro Bono Service Award for their generous contributions to the community.
Pro Bono Service Awards are given by the NDNY-FCBA to attorneys who take on pro bono trial and mediation cases. The award ceremony, which took place at the Hotel Syracuse, honored attorneys who had taken on such cases throughout 2015 and 2016.
Known for its community outreach, the firm continues to earn accolades for its pro bono efforts. In May 2017, Barclay Damon was awarded a President’s Pro Bono Service Award by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and in February 2017, the firm was named an Empire State Counsel Honoree by the NYSBA for exemplary pro bono work performed in 2016. Barclay Damon placed first on Buffalo Law Journal’s recent list of firms ranked by the amount of pro bono legal services provided. The firm also recently achieved 100 percent participation in its pro bono program among full-time associate attorneys in each of the firm’s 11 offices.
John P. Langan, Barclay Damon’s managing partner, said, “The firm is committed to pro bono work that assures access to justice for those in our community unable to afford it. We are proud to annually commit roughly $800k of attorney time to these efforts, with an additional $1.2 million in attorney time spent by partners and associates serving on charitable boards and participating in not-for-profit events to help the communities we serve.” He continued, “A $2 million annual investment in our communities is intended to set a standard among our competitors for giving back to those we serve.”
Listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, Barclay Damon is a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas. For more information on the firm, visit barclaydamon.com.