(December 3, 2018, Washington, DC) — Steptoe's Zorba Leslie and Mark Murphy were recognized as co-recipients of the Bar Association of DC's Young Lawyers Section "Young Lawyer of the Year" award for their professional and public legal service as co-chairs of the Legal Aid Society's Generous Associates Campaign. The award was presented at the Bar Association of DC's annual banquet and awards gala on December 1 in Washington.
The co-chairs of the Generous Associates Campaign are responsible for leading Legal Aid's biggest fundraising campaign of the year. Ninety Washington law firms participated in the 2018 campaign, raising $2.15 million for Legal Aid. The co-chairs helped recruit more than 250 coordinators to lead campaigns at their firms, providing encouragement and guidance throughout the two-month, record-breaking campaign.
This year, Steptoe set a new fundraising record of $70,010 in support of the Generous Associates Campaign. The total not only surpassed 2017's record, but exceeded this year's goal of raising $65,000.
All funds help provide criticallyneeded civil legal services for low-income residents in the District of Columbia, including helping survivors of domestic violence get to safety, helping families avoid unjust eviction or foreclosure, and helping residents receive the health care to which they are entitled under the law.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.