Giving back to the community is one of Yankwitt LLP’s core values. For the past decade, the firm and its attorneys have dedicated themselves to good corporate citizenship by serving on boards and committees of bar associations and community organizations and by participating in events that raise money and awareness for numerous causes and nonprofit institutions.
The attorneys and staff at Yankwitt LLP understand that to be part of a community means not just to live and work there, but to contribute in a meaningful way. As such, Russell Yankwitt, the firm’s managing partner, serves on numerous boards including the Executive Board of the Federal Bar Council, the Board of Visitors of the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and the board of the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, among others. Examples of community involvement include Daniel Alter serving on the Executive Board and as Treasurer of the New York Legal Assistance Group, Michael Reed sitting on the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates and leading the Westchester County Bar Association Mentoring Circle program, and paralegal Shannon Fulmer chairing the Westchester County Bar Association Paralegal Committee.
In addition to holding countless leadership roles, the firm recently established the Yankwitt LLP Immediate Impact Scholarship at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for incoming first year students who express an interest in social justice and demonstrate financial need. Yankwitt LLP also provides internships to third-year Pace Law School students.
Examples of volunteer organizations in which the firm is involved include:
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Foundation
- CENTRI Tech Foundation
- Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
- Federal Bar Council
- Gideon’s Promise
- Justice Brandeis Law Society
- Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
- New York Legal Assistance Group
- New York City Bar Association
- The Supreme Court Historical Society
- Volunteer New York
- Westchester County Bar Association
- Westchester County Bar Foundation