Access to Justice Award

The New York Center for Law and Justice’s Access to Justice Award, presented during the Center’s Annual Benefit, celebrates honorees for their leadership, services and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of indigent, deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers. Past honorees have represented clients in civil matters, pursued public policy changes, and raised awareness around deaf and hard of hearing issues, and provided leadership in matters involving access to justice.


Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Kaye Scholer LLP

Jeffrey H. Horowitz, Esq.


Deborah A. Skakel, Esq.


Jerry Bergman

President, Hearing Loss Association of America, New York State Association


Bracewell LLP


Honorable Jonathan Lippman

Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

(Watch Chief Judge Lippman’s acceptance here.)