New York senior counsel praised for pro bono work
June 24, 2015
For the last several years, Appleseed and New York Appleseed have recognized individuals for their support during an annual Pillars of Justice ceremony in New York City. This year, Norton Rose Fulbright Senior Counsel Kathleen Scott was honored with the Good Apple award for her unparalleled pro bono legal services.
The awards ceremony took place Thursday, June 18 at the New York Historical Society.
Appleseed, founded in 1993, is a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers. Kathleen, who has volunteered with both the national and New York organizations, is a member of New York Appleseed’s Board of Directors.
“Kathy exemplifies the best in legal pro bono. She is brilliant in her observations and advice and goes the distance — over 10 years — with a project that has risen to federal and international levels,” Annette LoVoi, Interim President of Appleseed said.
With her bank regulatory experience, Kathleen has been able to assist in providing immigrants and low-income individuals with access to financial services.
“In my field of work, it’s rare to find bank regulatory pro bono opportunities. The needs at Appleseed match my skill set, and I love working with Annette, David Tipson of New York Appleseed and everyone else at Appleseed. I feel so honored to be recognized,” Kathleen said.
Other honorees at the Pillars of Justice awards ceremony included Thomas Baxter Jr, General Counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Robert Katzmann Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.