Photograph by Jefferson Siegel

The NYC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild honored three Champions of Justice Friday evening at the Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts. Pictured from left are Nancy Stearns, a legendary feminist lawyer whose Center for Constitutional Rights cases led to legalizing abortion in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island before ‘Roe v. Wade’; Natasha Bannan, attorney at Latino Justice/PRLDEF, a founder of Ayuda Legal Huracan Maria and national NLG president; and NYU law student Kyle Barron, recipient of the Law Student Recognition Award for her work with the New Sanctuary Coalition.