Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) held its 26th annual Law and Society Award Luncheon on March 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  Pictured above are NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth with honorees Vanita Gupta, left, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Kim Koopersmith, right, chair of Akin Gump.  Proceeds of the event support NYLPI’s efforts to provide underrepresented New Yorkers with increased access to legal assistance.