Hudson Valley Awards
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and several local bar associations have joined to honor attorneys for their pro bono activities. They are:
• In Westchester County, a dozen participants in a court-sponsored uncontested divorce clinic that has helped more than 500 parties: Tanya Briendel, Gloria Marchetti Bruck, Max DiFabio, Patricia Hennessey, Dina Kaplan, Neil Kozek, Mitchell Lieberman, John Pappalardo, Julia Santiago, Jane Silverman, Deborah Sherman and Joseph Tringali.
• In Orange County, Barbara Strauss, who represented a grandmother in a custody trial that lasted several weeks, and Robert DiNardo, who has been active in veterans affairs.
• In Dutchess County, Karen Palumbo, a regular participant in bar association clinics who has handled many pro bono cases. Palumbo is especially interested in helping allied health professionals as she was also a registered nurse for more than 20 years.