Bronxville lawyer honored for pro bono work

A lawyer who lives in Bronxville has  been recognized by the New York State Bar Association for providing more than 100 hours of free legal services to people who otherwise could not afford counsel.

Elizabeth King received the Bar Association’s 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award for volunteering her time with the Legal Services of the  Hudson Valley and helping clients with uncontested divorces, unemployment insurance cases and domestic relations orders.

Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger said in a statement that King took on the pro bono work with  “genuine concern, dedication and generosity.”

“As lawyers we have a duty and responsibility to better our communities and help our neighbors,” he stated. “Particularly now when government support for legal services has dropped and the need for legal services has grown significantly, pro bono services are more essential than ever.”

For a complete list of Bar Association award winners go to www.nysba.org/probonowinners.

Photo, from left: Vincent E. Doyle, president-elect of the NYS Bar Association, Elizabeth King and Stephen P. Younger with the 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Award.

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.