Fordham Law Alum Wins Pro Bono Service AwardOctober 01, 2013
Fordham Law alumna Meghan Hill ’12 has been selected for the City Bar Justice Center’s annual Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service. She, along with a group of her fellow awardees, will be honored at a ceremony for National Pro Bono Week on October 22.
Hill was selected for the award by the City Bar Justice Center’s Director of the Disaster Assistance Project. She is being recognized for her work in providing pro bono legal services to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. After the hurricane, Hill, who is currently an associate in insurance coverage at Dickstein Shapiro LLP, advised clients on how to use flood insurance policies to procure damages for lost property. In addition, Hill volunteers with New York Cares and the New York City Parks Department, aiding in the post-Sandy rebuilding and rehabilitation process.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the inception of the Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Pro Bono Service. The award is named for the late Jeremy G. Epstein, a board member at the City Bar Justice Center who logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service work between 1989 and 2009. The award is given annually to lawyers who demonstrate a high quality and volume of pro bono work, leadership in support of pro bono, commitment to their projects and clients, and a willingness to take on challenging assignments.