S&C Holds Annual Pro Bono Award ReceptionDecember 7, 2016
New York, New York
On December 7, S&C held its annual Pro Bono Award Reception to honor lawyers who have contributed significantly to S&C's pro bono practice. Akash Toprani was awarded the 2016 Michael A. Cooper Award for Outstanding Public Service for his extensive work on a variety of matters, including the Tommy Arthur death penalty case and criminal justice, asylum and housing matters. Jessica Klein and Robert Reeder made the opening comments, and Suhana Han presented the award. A total of 87 S&C lawyers and legal assistants attended the award ceremony. As part of the award, S&C will make a $5,000 donation to the legal services provider of Akash’s choice, Human Rights First.