Jill Rosenberg Honored for Pro Bono Commitment with Lawyer's Alliance for New York 2016 Cornerstone Award

November.09.2016

Congratulations to employment partner Jill Rosenberg on receiving the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2016 Cornerstone Award. The award recognizes outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life for low-income New Yorkers.

Jill has been providing pro bono counsel to nonprofit organizations through Lawyers Alliance for New York since 1997. Her most recent clients include On Site Opera (OSO), an opera company that performs in community and public spaces and collaborates with community groups and schools to ensure that it reaches historically underserved populations. Jill assisted OSO with drafting volunteer descriptions and offer letters and determining the correct employment status of its newly hired musical director and its existing creative producer. OSO Founder Eric Einhorn says, “Jill took the time to understand the idiosyncrasies of a small opera company and figure out exactly what we needed. The templates she prepared were incredibly well customized and easy for us to handle and use in the future.”

Jill also recently assisted New Alternatives for Children (NAC) with delicate employment issues regarding specific employees’ performance. NAC provides innovative high quality services in support of birth, foster, and adoptive families caring primarily for medically fragile children, serving 1,400 children and families annually. The organization has more than 300 employees, about three-quarters of which are full time. Says Gail Auchterlonie, NAC’s Director of Human Resources, “Jill really stood out for the quality of legal thinking, responsiveness, and sensitivity to our needs. She really helped us improve our human resources practices overall.”

In addition to providing pro bono counsel to these and other organizations, Jill is a former member of the Lawyers Alliance Board of Directors and a current member of its Board of Advisors.