Finding a Way 41 Successful Approaches: 2010 Award Winners The American Bar Association presented Mintz Levin with the Pro Bono Publico Award for its longstanding commitment to eradicating domestic violence and sexual assault, and for the firm’s work leading to the passage of a sexual assault, stalking, and harassment law in Massachusetts. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center awarded Mintz Levin the Champion for Change 2010 Award for its work with sexual assault survivors. The Boston Business Journal recognized Mintz Levin for its corporate philanthropy at its annual Corporate Citizenship Summit in September. It also named Mintz Levin one of the Corporate Partners of the Year, specifically in the Education and Training categories, for its work with The Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. The Legal Aid Society honored Mintz Levin generally and Nicholas Bentley individually as two honorees of the society’s 2010 Pro Bono Publico Awards in recognition of outstanding service to the Legal Aid Society of New York and its clients. The Boston Bar Association selected Brian Dunphy to participate in its year-long Public Interest Leadership Program. The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School presented Elissa Flynn-Poppey with its Public Service Award. Stars, a South Shore early education and youth development program, awarded Elissa Flynn-Poppey the Rosemary Wahlberg Children’s Choice Award, citing her leadership and extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of low-income children and families living in South Shore communities. City Year named Helen Guyton as an “Idealist of the Year.” Helen was cited for her extensive pro bono work on sexual assault and domestic violence cases. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest named Carrie Kreifels a “Pro Bono All Star” for her work with Mark Lamb Dance. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law cited Colin Van Dyke with the Pro Bono Recognition Award. These frequent stories of achievements and successes make all of us feel that we can bask in the shade (if not the sunlight) of these results achieved by so many of our colleagues. Bravo! ~ Richard Mintz