Lacy Katzen’s attorneys and legal professionals share a longstanding, deep commitment to providing legal services, free of charge, to those in need in the Rochester community. We are dedicated to offering quality pro bono legal services to the disadvantaged and strive to give all members of our community equal access to justice.
Consistent with those values, Lacy Katzen is proud to have established a Pro Bono Committee to coordinate and oversee the firm’s pro bono activities. The Committee’s membership currently consists of attorneys Mary V. Fisher and Michael Wegman, and Director of Operations Sandra Harte. The Committee members will work to bring pro bono opportunities to the attention of the other members of the firm, facilitate communication between members of the firm and community pro bono programs (such as the Volunteer Legal Services Project or “VLSP”), and assist in monitoring active pro bono cases being handled within the firm. The Committee looks forward to implementing a revised policy encouraging each Lacy Katzen attorney to take on a minimum of one new pro bono case each year.
We are especially pleased to have Mary Fisher spearheading the Pro Bono Committee. Mary is the 2015 recipient of the Daily Record’s Nathaniel Award, which is awarded to one member of the Rochester legal community each year “who regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty in the name of justice.” We congratulate Mary on her tremendous accomplishment and we look forward to her bringing her substantial experience to the Committee.
By instituting a formal pro bono policy, we will also be increasing our awareness and understanding of the issues the people in our community face on a daily basis. Lacy Katzen is proud to continue to serve and support the Rochester community.