Gerald Newman received the Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in November. Newman-a partner at Schoenfeld, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg-has provided pro bono expertise in estate planning through JUF Evelyn R. Greene Legal Services for the last several years.
Newman originally chose to volunteer, he said, because he "wanted the opportunity to give back to his community." Once he began working with including clients from the former Soviet Union, he said his volunteer experience was "eye opening."
"Clients have been very impressed that he truly listens to what they have to say and what they need," said Sima Blue, Program Coordinator for the Legal Services program.
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