Recognizing their pro bono work in Clark v Astrue, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has honored four Proskauer lawyers with its 2013 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the First Judicial District. Proskauer Partners Bettina (Betsy) B. Plevan and Steven E. Obus received the award as did Senior Counsel Russell L. Hirschhorn and Special Counsel Brian S. Rauch. The Proskauer team was nominated by NSCLC Directing Attorney Gerald McIntyre. Proskauer worked with both NSCLC and the Urban Justice Center on the case.
In The News
NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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Use this toolkit with state-specific stats on how #AHCA would hurt seniors to tweet at your Senators… https://t.co/Qn6HB1rvMc(about 2174 days ago)
#CAbudget - restore SSI/SSP funding & COLA for seniors & ppl w/ disabilities #HollyJMitchell #PhilTing #CA4SSI #SSI https://t.co/UvHWhxeGMF(about 2181 days ago)
Tell Congress it wasn't OK to destroy health care before recess, and it isn't OK now. Call 855-534-1504. https://t.co/2ZmnRJLMiv(about 2230 days ago)