Legal Aid Society


Adriene Holder Honored by National Judicial College

Adriene Holder, Chief Attorney of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice, was recently honored by the National Judicial College as a recipient of the Making the World a More Just Place award.

In celebration of the College’s 60th anniversary, judges and lawyers from across the country were honored for their ongoing leadership in the legal community.

Holder has devoted her entire professional career to challenging poverty and racial injustice for the advancement of equal rights. At Legal Aid, she manages the provision of comprehensive civil legal services through a network of neighborhood offices, courthouse-based offices, and specialized citywide units serving New York City’s five boroughs.

The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the United States that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country. The categories of judges served by the nonprofit and nonpartisan institution decide more than 95 percent of cases in the United States.

Congratulations to Adriene and her fellow honorees, including Chief Judge Rowan Wilson; Chief Administrative Judge Joseph Zayas; First Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Norman St. George; Deputy Chief Administartive Judge for Justice Initiatives Edwina G. Richardson-Mendelson; Chief Justice Robert Torres, Supreme Court Court of International Trade; Hank Greenberg, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; and Steve Banks, Special Counsel, Pro Bono, Paul Weiss, Rifkind, and Wharton & Garrison LLP, who were all recognized at a ceremony at the New York Athletic Club on September 28, 2023 in New York City.