Fordham Law

John Feerick to be Honored by Legal Services Organization

November 02, 2009

Feerick Center Founder and Director John Feerick ’61 will be honored by Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A at its Annual Partnership Awards Benefit on November 19. He will receive the Attorney Honoree Award for his longtime support of Brooklyn A and his commitment to social and economic justice.

"I am honored to be receiving this award," said Feerick. "The work of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A is important to the development of local communities in Brooklyn, New York, and Brooklyn A has been a natural leader in the provision of innovative legal services. We at the Law School's Social Justice Center strive to achieve similar positive results throughout the city and are proud to be associated with organizations such as Brooklyn A."

“John Feerick is the epitome of commitment to the public good,” said Brooklyn A Project Director and Chief Counsel Martin S. Needelman. “We are blessed to have a friend such as him; he has been an inspiration to us in pursuing our mission of providing high-quality legal assistance to low-income residents of our neighborhoods and to the community groups that serve them.”

In addition to the Attorney Honoree, the Corporation bestows two other awards during the benefit: the Community Honoree Award and the Corporate Honoree Award. Receiving the former is Father John Powis of Brooklyn; Eileen Auld, New York State Director for Community Relations for Citi’s Global Consumer Group, will receive the latter.

Feerick was the Dean of Fordham Law School from 1982-2002. He has held the Sidney C. Norris Chair of Law in Public Service since 2004 and was the Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law from 2002-2004. He began his career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and spent 21 years there, developing and heading up their labor department.


Contact: Stephen Eichinger