Pro Bono Practice Co-Chair Steven Herman is Appointed to the Board of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that partner Steven N. Herman has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Working in both individual and systemic ways, the Legal Aid Society is dedicated to making fair and equal access to justice possible for those living in poverty in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Herman is a skilled litigator who represents clients in complex civil litigation, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and securities enforcement actions. He also serves as co-chair of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Pro Bono practice, along with partner Margarita O’Donnell. In that role, he supervises or leads cases that are delivering justice for individuals, fighting institutional racism, advancing equity in the criminal justice system, and ensuring legal protections for immigrants.
In joining the Legal Aid Society’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Herman follows in the footsteps of firm partner Graeme W. Bush, who served on the Board for 12 years. The firm’s work with the organization is part of its longstanding commitment to public service and pro bono representation. This year, Zuckerman Spaeder’s Pro Bono practice was named to the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Hotlist. In the publication’s article about the award, Mr. Herman discussed Zuckerman Spaeder’s pro bono philosophy, saying that the firm “strongly believes that everyone should have equal access to justice and that we have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of those without the means to hire an attorney.”
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was founded in 1932 and the lawyers who work with the organization provide “a continuum of legal services to clients in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, and consumer law,” while also providing services that help clients avoid potential legal entanglements. In addition to working with individuals, the organization works to address systemic issues, often seeking structural solutions that benefit their client community.