The President’s Award
FCSN’s President’s Award was established to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to furthering the work of the Federation. This year’s recipient is law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish, whose decade of financial and pro bono assistance has helped improve internal operations and furthered our efforts to serve families of children with special needs.
Nutter has a 135-year tradition of active participation in pro bono representation and community service. The firm was founded by Louis D. Brandeis, who later became a renowned justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and whose commitment to social justice and progressive social causes remains legendary. The legacy of Brandeis – his deep commitment to clients, to pro bono service and the creation of a just society – continues as a source of pride and inspiration for the company today.
The firm’s attorneys and staff contribute their time and expertise to a wide range of civic and community organizations. Nutter is proud to be affiliated with organizations that make a positive difference in the places where their clients and employees live and work. Many of their attorneys are dedicated to leadership positions within national and regional nonprofit organizations, schools, and legal service organizations. Nutter attorneys also engage in a wide variety of pro bono matters, providing legal assistance to veterans, indigent and low-income victims of domestic abuse, and the most vulnerable in our community as well as to numerous advocacy groups and other organizations which provide services to the community. At the core of everything Nutter does is an abiding respect and appreciation for their clients. Nutter is accountable to their clients and works hard to deliver the value and efficiency they deserve. This is how trust is earned, lasting partnerships are built, and success is achieved. That’s Uncommon Law.
Nutter has provided support to the Federation for Children with Special Needs for over ten years, through both financial and pro bono assistance, helping the organization to improve its internal operations, advance its mission and further the Federation’s efforts to serve families of children with special needs.