VOLS is proud to announce that just before the start of National Pro Bono Week, the New York Law Journal chose John Kiernan and David Sherman, two staunch VOLS volunteers, as "Lawyers Who Lead By Example."
John Kiernan, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, is a former Chair of VOLS' Board and a longtime active member of of the Board.
David Sherman, an associate at Katten, Muchin, & Rosenman, is a member of our Microenterprise Project Advisory Council and an active volunteer in our Microenterprise Project.
David and John, congratulations on winning this well-deserved recognition, and thank you for your service to low-income New Yorkers.
Our mission is to leverage the good will, resources, and talents of New York City's leading law firms to provide pro bono legal assistance to the city’s neediest residents.
In 2013, nearly 900 lawyers from 50 firms volunteered over 15,000 hours to serve more than 3,000 low-income New Yorkers through VOLS' projects. Our Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project alone won $948,000 in benefits for people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own.