Laura Mathews-Jolly has joined the Immigrant Women and Children Project at the City Bar Justice Center on a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, supported by Greenberg Traurig, to provide legal services to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and are survivors of labor and sex trafficking.

Sidney Kess, an attorney and CPA, has been honored with the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kess is of counsel at Kostelanetz & Fink and a long-time Law Journal columnist on tax issues.

• The Legal Project in Albany will honor retired Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin at the end of the month at its annual pro bono reception. She will be recognized for her efforts as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Appellate Jurisdiction to develop a pro bono appeals program in the Third Department. Also, the project’s Champion Award will go to Paul Harding of Martin Harding & Mazzotti. And attorneys David Cost, Victoria Lane and David Price will be recognized for their pro bono efforts, and Reed & Vella will receive the Barry Gold Law Firm Leadership Award.