Fordham Law


Feerick Center and Dora Galacatos '96 Honored by MFY Legal Services

December 11, 2013

On December 6, the Feerick Center for Social Justice and Executive Director Dora Galacatos '96 were honored with the Partner in Justice Award at MFY Legal Service's annual Pro Bono
 
Dora Galacatos '96 and Gerry Wein '74, special consultant to the Feerick Center on the Attorney Emeritus Program, with the award
Recognition Awards Breakfast. The Feerick Center was selected for recognition for "its outstanding work to encourage pro bono participation by emeritus attorneys and improve the cultural competency of private sector attorneys who engage in pro bono work."

MFY Legal Services, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to residents of New York City on a wide range of civil legal issues while simultaneously working to end the root causes of inequities through impact litigation, law reform, and policy advocacy. The Pro Bono Recognition Awards are held annually to recognize important work that enhances pro bono participation. The breakfast was held at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. MFY recognized over 200 attorneys from prominent law firms and corporate law offices who have provided pro bono assistance to MFY's clients over the past two years.
 
In addition to recognizing Fordham Law School's Feerick Center and Dora Galacatos' contributions, MFY presented awards to Ropes & Gray for the firm's participation in its externship and re-entry programs, to DLA Piper LLP for co-counseling a major class action case on behalf of adult home residents, and to State Senator Brad Hoylman for his efforts to expand justice for tenants, consumers, workers, and patients.