Anthony Perez Cassino, Esq. – Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Tony Cassino has been a champion of Her Justice for many years, overseeing Milbank’s high volume of pro bono cases.
Last year, he helped Her Justice pilot a “Pro Bono Day of Service” uncontested divorce clinic. Attorneys from both Milbank and one of the firm’s corporate clients attended a divorce training in the morning, and then the attorneys worked in teams drafting divorce papers for their clients in the afternoon. Tony tirelessly oversaw every aspect of the organization of the day, which included 12 clients and more than 30 volunteer attorneys, a training room, multiple break-out rooms, mobile work stations, and a catered lunch. Not only did this result in 12 women obtaining services in one day, but it also allowed in-house counsel from the corporate client, who do not often have the opportunity to do direct pro bono representation, to give back to their community. The day was a complete success for everyone involved.
It was so well-received, that Tony is already working with Her Justice to do it again this year.