Courtesy Photo/Alan Joseph

The Office of the Appellate Defender held its 24th annual “First Monday in October” fundraiser on October 2 at New York Law School’s Greenberg Lounge to support programs including the Client Services Program, which assists incarcerated clients transition to life on the outside, and the Reinvestigation Project, which pioneered an early intervention model for investigation and litigating wrongful conviction cases.

Pictured from left are Christina A. Swarns, OAD’s new attorney-in-charge; Christopher P. Reynolds of Toyota Motor North America, recipient of the Counsel for Justice Award; Barry H. Berke, of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and John F. Savarese, of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, recipients of the Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy; and OAD’s board chair, Sean Hecker of Debevoise & Plimpton.