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Paul, Weiss Receives 2014 Beacon of Justice Award
- May 27, 2014
Paul, Weiss was selected to receive the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)'s 2014 "Beacon of Justice Award" for its successful pro bono representation of thousands of individuals with serious mental illnesses in a landmark lawsuit brought against the Governor of the State of New York and other New York officials. As a result of the team's work, the District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that New York State has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by segregating individuals with mental illness in adult homes. The Paul, Weiss team was led by Andrew Gordon.
The Beacon of Justice Award recognizes the depth and impact of the firm's work to advance policies and practices that provide pathways to justice and opportunity. NLADA, founded in 1911, is America's oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel.