Larry Tanenbaum Honored with Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Award
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, one of Akin Gump’s longtime pro bono partner organizations, has recognized the work of D.C. litigation partner Larry Tanenbaum by presenting him with its Lois G. Williams Extraordinary Service Award.
Since 2007, Tanenbaum has been a leading participant in the intake sessions that Akin Gump conducts to evaluate potential pro bono Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases. The Social Security Administration’s SSI program pays benefits to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources as well as to people 65 and older.
The award is named for Lois Williams, who litigated to enforce the Right to Shelter in the 1980s, played a significant role in creating the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, launched the Campaign for New Community and serve on WLCH’s board from 1994-2006.