Pro Bono Recognition

CCCBA’s Pro Bono Committee is proud to present two awards at the Bar Fund Benefit September 29, 2022.


The Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award was established to honor Justice Marchiano’s legacy of service to the community.  This award recognizes a CCCBA member who volunteers their time, either in a legal or non-legal capacity, to improve the circumstances of others and changes lives for the better in our community.

To be considered for the award, a CCCBA member may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else using this application. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 18, 2022. The 2022 Award recipient will be honored at the Bar Fund Benefit on September 29, 2022.

We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Justice James J. Marchiano Distinguished Service Award is Raymond Robinson!

Though Ray is a new attorney, his commitment to giving back to community goes back decades. For almost 20 years Ray has volunteered as a mentor for thousands of inmates preparing for re-entry into society following a term of incarceration. He has also served as the main speaker at inmate graduation ceremonies. The countless hours he has given to encouraging and assisting those who have few other supports in our society is commendable. Justice Marchiano himself presented the inaugural award to Ray at the September 2, 2021 Bar Fund Benefit. Thank you Ray for all that you do for our community!

CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll

We are accepting submissions for the 2021-2022 CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll. Please submit your hours by September 9, 2022 using this google doc.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 recipients of the CCCBA Pro Bono Honor Roll!  We are so proud of our members who give back to the various communities they are involved in, be it in a legal or non-legal capacity.

50-99 hours 100-300 hours 300-500 hours 500+ hours
Geoffrey Steele Jonathan Babione Oliver Greenwood Beth Mora
Marjorie Wallace Andrea Crider Corrine Bielejeski
David Marchiano Andrea Russi Gary Sanders
Jaime Herren Julie Ann Giammona Victoria Robinson Smith
Renee Livingston David Ratner Mika Domingo
Marc Bouret Kathleen Hunt
Natasha Chee Ryan Szczepanik
Lorraine Walsh Andrea Kelly Smethurst
Matthew Toth
Andy Verriere
Terry Leoni
David Pearson

Thank you to our Pro Bono Honor Roll recipients for giving of your valuable time and expertise to benefit our community.  Your efforts support our community in myriad ways.

We know there are many more CCCBA members who help out in their communities in many ways.  Start tracking your hours for next year’s Pro Bono Honor Roll!  Any CCCBA member who has volunteered 50 or more hours in a legal or non-legal capacity over the period September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022 is eligible for the Pro Bono Honor Roll. Use this excel form to track your hours.

Many CCCBA members are already involved in many great organizations and causes.  It is inspiring to learn about their experiences helping others and the differences they make – both small and big – in the lives of others.  By recognizing these individuals, the CCCBA hopes to show how much we appreciate their service and encourage all members to contribute time and hit (or exceed) the 50-hour annual target.

As attorneys, we have the knowledge, training and skill set to improve the lives of others and make a difference.  The Pro Bono Committee would like all members to consider the goal of contributing their many talents by touching the life of at least one person in need.