Join us for "Breakfast with Champions!"


This year, The Legal Project is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing access to the protections of the law for some of our most vulnerable neighbors in the Capital Region. To kick off a year filled with events and excitement, we will be hosting our 25th Annual Pro Bono Awards on April 30th at 8:00 a.m. at The Century House in Latham, New York. Our 25th Anniversary theme is “Breakfast with Champions” because we believe our awardees - those attorneys, allies, law firms and businesses who go above and beyond to help The Legal Project provide access to justice for our community – are truly Champions of Justice! 

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Pro Bono Awardees, listed below.  Each has, in their own way, made an extraordinary contribution to the mission of The Legal Project.  Please help us to congratulate them! 

Wendi Gapczynski,YWCA of NorthEasternNY: Friend of the Legal Project Award 

Christine Galvin, Esq.: Kurt Clobridge Memorial Award for Pro Bono Service


Veronika Grochowalski, Esq: Brigid Nolan Memorial Award for Pro Bono Service to  Victims of Domestic Violence

Denise Resta-Tobin, Esq.: Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award for Service to Victims of Domestic Violence

Hon. Bernard “Bud” Malone, Jr. and Abraham Bolgatz, Esq. (posthumously): The Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award

Barry A. Gold Law Firm Leadership Award: Vella, Carbone & Associates, LLP

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region: Swyer Companies Corporate Leadership Award


Capital District Asylum Collaborative: The Legal Project Champion Award

James Bilik, Esq.: Unsung Hero Award

Peter Burgess, Esq.: Enduring Service Award 

We hope you will join us for this special event and help us celebrate our Champions. We would not be celebrating 25 successful years without their help – or without your support!

Register for"Breakfast with Champions"

We hope you will join us on April 30th for this very special event.  To register and pay online, please click the button below.  Thank you for your support!

Would you like to serve on the Honorary Committee?

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If you would like to become an Honorary Committee member and complete your payment online, please click the link below.  Thank you for your support!

Please consider sponsoring this important event!

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If you would like to become a Sponsor and complete your payment online, please click the link below.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our "Breakfast with Champions" Sponsors!

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP - Sunrise Presenting Sponsor


Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP