Orrick Lawyer Awarded NYSBA President Pro Bono Service Award


Congratulations to Orrick’s Steve Lessard on his prestigious President’s Pro Bono Service Award. Selected by the New York State Bar Association, Steve was honored for his extraordinary pro bono service on behalf of several organizations, including the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) Veterans Discharge Upgrade Program, the National LGBT Bar Association’s Military Working Group, and the New York Legal Assistance Group LGBT Life Planning Clinic.

In addition, Steve was also recognized for his work in helping establish the NYCLA U.S. Tax Court calendar call pro bono program – the first of its kind in New York State – where he oversees a group of volunteer tax attorneys, who help unrepresented taxpayers with navigating the unfamiliar process of calendar calls, settlement negotiations and final trial preparation.