By Kevin Oklobzija, originally published in The Daily Record on January 13, 2021.

Barclay Damon, Phillips Lytle honored for pro bono work

Barclay Damon LLP and Phillips Lytle LLP have been named Empire State Council honorees for pro bono service.

Just six firms in the state were honored with the award, which will be presented at the Justice for All awards ceremony on Jan. 21.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Barclay Damon has been recognized. The firm dedicated more than 2,500 hours of time — valued at nearly $750,000 — to pro bono efforts ranging from firm-sponsored family court clinics and litigating civil rights violations to drafting wills for veterans and assisting with clemency applications.

“Each of Barclay Damon’s attorneys is deeply passionate about giving back to the communities that need them most, and we hope to continue achieving 100-percent participation for many years to come,” Corey Auerbach, pro bono partner at the firm, said in a news release.

Phillips Lytle says pro bono services remain one of the firm’s core values. It’s lawyers provide legal services to the poor, the disadvantaged and those in need, as well as organizations and institutions.