Hiscock & Barclay, LLP Receives Award from Volunteer Lawyers Project for Pro Bono Work
The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) for Erie County selected Hiscock & Barclay, LLP as recipient of the 2011 Law Firm Commitment Award. VLP presented the award at the “Champions for Justice Bash,” held at the Rich Atrium in December. The Bash was a joint fundraiser for VLP, the Legal Aid Bureau and Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled and Disadvantaged.
VLP is a not-for-profit corporation which provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small not-for-profit groups in Erie County. The corporation involves volunteer attorneys by recruiting, training, coordinating and assisting attorneys who volunteer to represent VLP's clients on a pro bono basis. Approximately 400 attorneys in Erie County volunteer to represent clients in a variety of important types of civil matters through VLP each year.
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 200-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State, as well as in Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 31 practice areas.