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Schnader Attorneys Honored for Outstanding Pro Bono Work

10/20/2005

CONTACT:

Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
215-751-2061

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA – HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia, an immigration and asylum public interest agency, recently honored five Schnader attorneys for their outstanding work on a recent asylum case:  Dennis Suplee, Nancy Winkelman, Bruce Merenstein, Alison Finnegan, and Linda Alle-Murphy

At the Board’s Annual Luncheon held on September 29, 2005, the members of the Schnader team received pro bono awards from HIAS and Council recognizing their hard work, dedication and determination to seek a positive outcome in a challenging and complex asylum case.  At the same event, Nancy Winkelman and her husband, Michael Lieberman, received HIAS and Council’s first ever Husband & Wife Pro Bono Award, aptly called, "Passionately Pro Bono."

Schnader Harrison has a long history of and is committed to supporting the communities in which our attorneys and our clients work and live. Since 1935, Schnader lawyers have been known for their dedication to serving the community, in both their personal and professional lives. The firm maintains that tradition today through our Pro Bono and Community Leadership programs, our extensive involvement in a variety of local and regional nonprofit groups, and our financial support of community and charitable organizations. 

HIAS and Council strives to advance the fair treatment and protection of the rights of immigrants and refugees, and to educate to larger community about the positive economic, social and cultural contributions made by new Americans. The agency provides assistance to refugees and immigrants so that they can become productive members of society.

For more information please visit www.Schnader.com or contact Caroline M. Brobeil (see contact information above).  For more information on HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia, please visit www.hiaspa.org.