On November 16, 2017, NYLPI honored Bernard J. Carabello, Founder of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, and Eric A. Goldstein, New York City Environment Director and a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, at the 2017 Felix A. Fishman Awards Luncheon. The honorees were recognized for their leadership and dedication to advocating for the rights of New Yorkers with disabilities and working to create a sustainable, environmentally just city.
The Felix A. Fishman Awards are given by NYLPI every year to recognize the work of community lawyers and advocates who demonstrate a commitment to expanding access to justice. The Henry & Lucy Moses Fund endowed these awards in honor of Felix A. Fishman, a former trustee and director who committed his life to using the law to help others. A talented trusts and estates lawyer whose work was guided by an unerring moral compass, Felix A. Fishman was a staunch believer in progressive ethical ideals and considered the capacity to care for others as the true barometer of a successful lawyer. Established in 2003, the Felix A. Fishman Awards have recognized 31 honorees to date and will continue to honor those who serve the needs of their communities.
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