Join us on Thursday, November 2, 2017, for Brooklyn A’s Annual Partnership Awards Benefit.

The Annual Partnership Awards Benefit celebrates and honors the collaboration of our legal advocates, community partners and supporters. We view legal services broadly and include community development, education, and mobilization, as well as traditional representation among our services. Our partnerships allow us to provide legal representation and advocacy to a network of local grassroots organizations and achieve our common goal of social and economic justice. Together we are able to build, improve and sustain neighborhoods throughout New York City.


Judge Harold R. Tyler, Jr. Award

Judge Tyler was a prominent lawyer and a former Deputy Attorney General and federal judge, as well as a named partner at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler. Judge Tyler consistently devoted himself not only to private clients, but also projects and causes that benefited those in need. He understood the vital function that civil legal service organizations provide in communities throughout the United States.

The award is given to an individual (or firm) in recognition of their dedication and commitment to equal access to pro bono service diversity, and justice for all.

Denis Berger Award

Denis Berger served as Brooklyn A’s Director of Development and later as Development Consultant for 15 years. He was instrumental in creating Brooklyn A’s Advisory Committee and initiated and launched the Annual Partnership Awards Benefit in 1987. Denis was incredibly devoted to the struggles for justice throughout the world and in our own local neighborhoods.

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to community development.

Sargent Shriver Award

Sargent Shriver was a founder of the National Legal Services program and a dear friend of Brooklyn A. His passion and profound commitment to the founding mission, not only to bring justice to low-income neighborhoods, but also to join with them as their advocate in rebuilding and sustaining themselves, continues to inspire. Sarge’s vision for the legal services program focused on providing much needed legal representation to low-income and marginalized individuals and families, and also supporting community based organizations that provide services to their neighborhoods.

This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to community advocacy.

Click here for a full list of former honorees.

Watch honoree videos from past benefits.


Past Benefits

2016 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2015 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2014 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2013 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2012 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2011 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit

2010 Annual Partnership Awards Benefit