Gibbons Honored at the 2013 Ann Klein Advocate Awards
November 13, 2013
The Community Health Law Project honored Gibbons P.C. at its 26th Annual Ann Klein Advocate Awards Dinner on October 17, 2013 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey.
Gibbons earned the Ann Klein Advocate Award based on its two highly regarded, active pro bono and community outreach programs – Gibbons Cares and the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law – through which Gibbons attorneys tackle issues of national and statewide magnitude while simultaneously devoting serious volunteer attention to local communities. In particular, the award highlighted the pro bono and charitable work the firm undertakes for healthcare related organizations and for its general advocacy in the areas of disability and health law.
“The firm is honored to be recognized with the Ann Klein Advocate Award and is proud to support community health projects through our two pro bono programs,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of the firm.
The Ann Klein Advocate Award ceremony has been held each year since 1988 to honor individuals and organizations that reflect the values of Ann Klein, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, who was instrumental in establishing a community-based system of care for people with mental and physical disabilities.
The Community Health Law Project provides legal and advocacy services to New Jersey residents with disabilities. Participants serve consumers of mental health services and people with physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, and visual impairments. Their attorneys and advocates represent clients in matters involving Social Security benefits; welfare; food stamps; housing habitability and landlord-tenant disputes; foreclosure defense; consumer protection and debt collection; child support and domestic violence; and Medicaid, Medicare, and other health insurance issues.