Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Howard A. Levine Award for Excellence in Child Welfare

NYS Bar Association

  • Karen J. Freedman, Esq., Executive Director
  • Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Esq., Deputy Executive Director

Outstanding Legal Advocacy Award

National Association of Counsel for Children

Innovative Program Award

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Citation for Special Achievement in Public Service

NYS Bar Association

  • Karen J. Freedman, Esq.

Award for Outstanding Achievements in Promoting Standards of Excellence in Mandated Representation

NYS Bar Association

Hodson Award

American Bar Association

  • For LFC’s exceptional performance as advocates for children in New York City’s Family Court system.

LGBTQ Foster Care Leaders, Outstanding Community Based Organization Award

NYC Administration For Children’s Services

Kathryn A. McDonald Award for Excellence in Service to the Family Court

NYC Bar Association

  • Karen J. Freedman, Esq.
  • Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Esq.

HOPE (Hands On Promoting Excellence) New York Award

The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York

  • Recognizing LFC for its “outstanding contributions to the quality of life for the children of the City of New York.”  

The Common Good Award

Bowdoin College

  • Karen J. Freedman, Esq.

"Exemplary Court Programs and Practices: Profiles of Innovative and Accountable Court-Connected Programs"

National Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • Identified LFC as one of just ten children's programs across the nation to be included in their publication.
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