February 21, 2013
Miriam Buhl, Pro Bono Counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, received the John Mulhern Solidarity Award in recognition of her commitment to fair housing and public service at the Churches United For Fair Housing’s 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner on February 20, 2013.
Churches United For Fair Housing (CUFFH) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to creating a sustainable living community responsive to housing, open space, education, health and economic development needs in and near North Brooklyn. Through partnering with numerous local housing development groups, civic organizations, universities and law firms, CUFFH is able to represent hundreds of residents in securing affordable housing.
Ms. Buhl has coordinated the firm’s award-winning worldwide pro bono program since 2005. During her tenure the firm has received numerous honors, including the Pro Bono Institute’s Pickering Award (2008) and the ABA Pro Bono Publico Award (2009), and the firm’s pro bono practice was ranked among the top 20 in the US by The American Lawyer (2012). Ms. Buhl was named Pro Bono Counsel of the Year by The Legal Aid Society in 2006; in 2010 she received the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee’s first Public Advocacy Award; and in 2011 she was given Fordham University School of Law’s Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Service Award.
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