Volunteer Recognition

Lawyers Alliance believes that the exemplary work and outstanding accomplishments of our volunteer attorneys deserve recognition from clients, peers, employers, and the general public. We are privileged to work with so many dynamic clients who not only are running extraordinary programs but also take the time to say "thank you" to our volunteers. Contact us if you are an attorney interested in becoming a volunteer.

Cornerstone Awards

Since 1997, Lawyers Alliance has presented Cornerstone Awards annually to a select group of individuals and institutions that have made extraordinary contributions through pro bono legal services. These services help nonprofits to address critical human needs and improve the quality of life for thousands of low-income New Yorkers.

Save the Date: 2019 Cornerstone Awards, Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Viacom.

Lawyers Alliance presented the 2018 Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Viacom.

Read the press release.

Cornerstone Awards 2018

Lawyers Alliance for New York 2018 Cornerstone Award Winners

(Back row, left to right) Junaid H. Chida of Institutional Honoree O'Melveney & Myers LLP; Chirag K. Dedania, Latham & Watkins LLP; Richard Horowitz, Dechert LLP; Irah Donner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Marc Kushner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Grace Ang, UBS; and Valerie Farkas of Institutional Honoree Bloomberg L.P.

(Front row, left to right) Ari J. Markenson, Winston & Strawn LLP; Roger A. Cohen, Goodwin Procter LLP; Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Nancy G. Rubin, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Tara Ellis, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Matthew Dulak, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and Salvatore Gogliormella, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Photographer: Lily Kesselman

Cornerstone Gallery 2018

The complete list of Lawyers Alliance's Cornerstone winners from 1997 to 2017 includes 210 of Lawyers Alliance's more than 7,200 individual volunteers during this period.

Previous Institutional Cornerstone Award winners include:


Latham & Watkins LLP
Mayer Brown LLP


Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Dentons US LLP


Duane Morris LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP


Additional Honors

Volunteer Accomplishments: Lawyers Alliance regularly identifies outstanding volunteers who reach a milestone in their pro bono project and issues a "Volunteer Accomplishment" announcement recognizing this work. These callouts are available in the Resources section of this website.

Bar Association Awards: Many of Lawyers Alliance's volunteer institutions have received accolades from state and national bar leaders for their business law pro bono work. We are honored to have nominated a strong list of winners of American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association pro bono awards.