Milbank LLP is pleased to receive special recognition from the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) for the firm’s commitment to aid New Yorkers with operational and legal support. The honor was received by Chairman Scott A. Edelman at the organization’s 2019 Annual Gala on May 7, 2019.
For two years, Milbank attorneys have partnered with JASA to help aging adults understand and navigate such complex issues as eviction prevention and housing rights, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, foreclosure prevention and legal assistance for victims of abuse. Annually, JASA enriches the lives of more than 40,000 individuals through legal support services, home delivered meals and psychological counseling, among other services.
Mr. Edelman said: “We are humbled and honored by this recognition from JASA, whose mission aligns closely with Milbank’s commitment to empower communities and advocate for society’s most vulnerable. Public service is in our DNA and we are proud of our attorneys doing their part to help the aging population live with dignity and autonomy here in New York — a community that has given our firm so much over 153 years in business here.”
Milbank’s commitment to pro bono work ranges from working with organizations like JASA that serve large, diverse populations to individual client cases, and has been integral to building a strong and collaborative culture at the firm. Each attorney, from associates to partners, must complete a minimum of 25 hours of pro bono work annually — but with the passion that Milbank attorneys bring to everything they do, most exceed the standard. In 2018, attorneys in the US averaged 75 hours of pro bono work, totaling over 53,000 hours last year.
Learn more about Milbank’s commitment to public service and pro bono partnerships.