Mascia Named Pro Bono Attorney of the YearMarch 31, 2017 |
On March 29, 2017, the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center awarded Henry M. Mascia Pro Bono Attorney of the Year at its 23rd Annual Goods and Services Auction.
The Public Interest/Pro-Bono Attorney of the Year Program recognizes those attorneys who devote their time to people in need through their pro-bono efforts. Those who are recognized best exemplify public interest legal work performed in the areas of poverty law, civil rights law or public rights law, including representation of charitable organizations. For purposes of the award criteria, public interest legal service includes legal work affecting broad areas of public concern including the prosecution of crimes, the legal right of consumers, the elderly, the poor, and groups whose legal rights are not otherwise adequately represented and who traditionally lack access to the courts.
Mascia was recognized for his pro bono work representing indigent immigrant children seeking asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.