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2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient

Attorney Leslie Silverstein received national recognition for her work helping asylum seekers and victims of domestic violence by receiving the prestigious ABA Pro Bono Award in 2015. Only FIVE of these are awarded each year, and Leslie was the only solo practitioner in the country to receive the award.

Read more about Leslie's Pro Bono award in this article from the Portland Press Herald


2017 Day of Hope Featured Speaker

See Ms. Silverstein's speech from the inaugural Day of Hope, in Yarmouth, Maine, here.


Leslie has received the following awards for her work:

  • ABA Pro Bono Publico Award, 2015
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, 01/23/15
    Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2014
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyer's Project 01/23/15
    In Recognition of Outstanding Service for Most Cases Accepted by Solo Practitioner in 2014
  • Katahdin Counsel Recognition and Commemoration of 50 or more hours of Pro Bono Work for 2012, 2013, and 2014, and was selected speaker at Maine Supreme Court awards ceremony, 10/31/13
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyer's Project, 01/25/13
    In Recognition of Outstanding Service for Most Hours on Completed VLP Cases by Domestic Violence Panel Member
  • Maine Bar Foundation, 01/20/11
    Pro Bono Publico Award for Most Cases Accepted by Domestic Violence Panel Member
  • Maine Volunteer Lawyer's Project, 04/30/09
    In Recognition of Exceptional Service Providing Legal Assistance to Low Income Mainers