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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Receives 2008 NLADA Beacon of Justice Award

On August 5, 2008 by Schnader in News

This is the second time in as many years that the Firm is recognized for its pro bono work and representation of individuals on death row.

August 5, 2008 – Washington, DC: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, the Firm has been honored by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Beacon of Justice Award. The NLADA Beacon of Justice Award recognizes law firms that have provided significant and exemplary pro bono representation to people on death row.

“We are extremely honored and humbled by this award,” said Chairman Ralph Wellington. “Schnader has a long and proud tradition of providing pro bono and community service to those in need, and it is something we encourage all of our attorneys to pursue, not for recognition or praise, but because it is the right thing to do. On behalf of the Firm, its attorneys and staff, I would like to thank the NLADA for this distinct honor.”

Schnader was one of only 15 law firms honored with the Beacon of Justice award this year, which were presented at the NLADA’s 2008 Exemplar Awards Dinner on June 11, 2008 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. To be considered for a Beacon of Justice Award, a nominated firm must provide documentation summarizing its representation of at least two prisoners sentenced to death in the last ten years.

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, founded in 1911, is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit membership organization devoting all of its resources to advocating equal access to justice for all people. NLADA champions effective legal assistance for people who cannot afford counsel; serves as a collective voice for both civil legal services and public defense services throughout the nation; and, provides a wide range of services and benefits to its individual and organizational members.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of 200 attorneys with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, California, Washington, DC, New Jersey and Delaware. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. In addition to the firm’s traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions, wealth management, and family law, the firm has significant experience and depth in intellectual property, international commerce and labor laws, financial services, construction law, real estate development, corporate governance, appellate services, technology-based companies, media and communications, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation issues, business reorganization, and securities and shareholder litigation. For more information visit or contact Caroline Brobeil Nassan, Public Relations Manager for the firm.


CONTACT: Caroline Brobeil Nassan

Public Relations Manager

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


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