Ryan Rosenblatt ’17 was honored on September 15 at the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of the Boston Bar Association’s 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Event. He received the VLP’s Denis Maguire Pro Bono Award for his outstanding commitment to public interest and dedicated pro bono work in the Boston community.
Since joining Sullivan & Worcester after graduation, Rosenblatt has been volunteering with the VLP, which provides legal representation in civil matters to the indigent of Boston primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys and paralegals.
BC Law Professor Alan Minuskin, who said of his former student, “I have not supervised a more thoughtful, dedicated clinic student in my years at this work,” was pleased by the news of Rosenblatt’s award. “I’m so happy to see this recognition of Ryan, but I’m not surprised. He was deeply invested in the pro bono movement and access to justice all through law school. He assisted me in running the Lawyer for the Day Program I set up in the Waltham District Court. He faithfully marched and rallied with the BBA on expansion of legal services to people unable to afford them.”
Minuskin also pointed out that BC Law selected Rosenblatt to receive the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) award at graduation in 2017.