Thank You for Supporting Our 2022 Equal Access to Justice Gala!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, contributors, guest speakers, attendees, vendors and volunteers of the Equal Access to Justice Gala. Special thanks to Events to Remember and VeeKast. Your continued support is truly appreciated.

In case you Missed it!

We held our annual Equal Access to Justice Gala on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY, with Tara Rosenblum of News 12 returning as our Emcee.

Our organization honored New York State Governor Kathy Hochul with the Champion of Justice Award and Paul Adler, Chief Strategy Officer, Rand Commercial, and Jonathan C. Harris, General Counsel and Secretary, MBIA Inc., with the Access to Justice Award.

To view all the photos from the evening click here.

Over 200 county, legal, business, and nonprofit members attended the event to celebrate Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and our honorees' commitment to ensuring justice for all. Check out some of the highlights from the evening!

2022 Equal Access to Justice Event Highlights

"I would like to thank everyone who attended our 2022 Equal Access to Justice Gala as we celebrated our organization and the commitment of our honorees to ensuring justice for all," said Rachel Halperin, CEO of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. "This year's gala would not be possible without our supporters who believe in our mission and the work we do each day to provide free civil legal services to those who are unable to afford an attorney. The funds we have received at this year's gala will allow us to continue our mission of helping our neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley who have nowhere else to turn when their basic needs are at stake."

For those who would still like to make a donation in support of our mission, click here

Tanya Dwyer, LSHV Supervising Attorney, Recognized as 2022 Woman of Distinction Honoree!

NY State Senator Pete Harckham recognized Tanya Dwyer, LSHV’s Supervising Attorney - Foreclosure, and a community housing advocate, as a 2022 State Senate Woman of Distinction honoree at a special ceremony last week.

Join us in congratulating Tanya on our LinkedIn page!

LSHV in the Community

LSHV Staff participated in several events throughout the Hudson Valley this August, including Day of Unity with United Way of Ulster, and Port Chester’s Unity Day.

Our staff also visited the Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry and introduced the different professions within the legal field to a diverse group of children, ages 7-19.
Antonio Martinez, Paralegal - LGBTQ+ Unit, then presented an interactive LGBTQ+ Know Your Rights informational session to the group.

“Our young people and staff were engaged and will continue to have conversations on this topic because you sparked their interest. We cannot thank you enough!” said Kerlyne Colin, MSW, Equity & Special Projects Director of Children’s Village.

Children’s Village works in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities. To find out more about the Children’s Village, please visit:

*The above list may not contain all sponsors of the 2022 Equal Access to Justice Gala. To view the complete list of sponsors, please visit: to view the Equal Access to Justice Gala Journal !