At the St. Regis Hotel on Dec. 13, the New York Law Journal presented its second annual Lawyers Who Lead by Example awards to 14 individuals and firms who demonstrate exceptional commitment to pro bono.

At right, Editor-in-Chief Kris Fischer presents an award as Group Publisher Hal Cohen looks on.
All Photos: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ


Gathering for cocktails before the dinner are honorees Alina Das, codirector of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, far left; and Richard Greenberg, attorney-in-charge of the Office of the Appellate Defender, far right. With them are guests Nafees Tejani and Roberta Gordon.


Honoree Valerie Bogart, director of the legal program at Self-Help Community Services, and Raymond Schrag, a member of Self-Help’s board of directors.


Honoree Angela Vicari of Kaye Scholer, at right, with Jane Wilson, a Kaye Scholer associate, and Jay Waks, a Kaye Scholer partner.


Honoree Alla Kazakina, a senior staff attorney at the New York Legal Assistance Group, with her husband, Dr. Boris Sagalovich and her daughter, Sasha Sagalovich.


Honoree Todd Norbitz, at left, chair of Foley & Lardner’s pro bono committee in New York, with Foley associate Adam Pence, center, and Foley partner Robert Scher.


Honoree Sarah Cave, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, with, from left, David Sorgen, a principal at Deloitte; William Maguire, a Hughes Hubbard partner; and John Cave, the honoree’s husband.