Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Lindsey N. Bober has been selected as a William E. McKnight Award honoree by JustCause.
Bober, recognized at the Monroe County Bar Association’s Law Week Awards and Reception on May 3, 2022, is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group and on the Higher Education team. She counsels clients in developing effective employment policies and ensuring compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. Bober has experience researching and analyzing legal issues across a variety of practice areas, performing due diligence review, and drafting legal documents. She is a fully trained civil rights investigator who conducts on-campus sexual misconduct investigations and advises colleges and private employers regarding discrimination investigations and related compliance issues.
Bober has been included in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list since 2019. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. from Cornell University.
Created in 1986, the William E. McKnight Award is given annually by the JustCause board of directors to a volunteer attorney or attorneys whose pro bono service reflects a commitment to equal justice. The award is named for McKnight, a dedicated pro bono attorney and member of the JustCause board at the time of his death in 1985. The McKnight Award honorees are selected for their pro bono service that reflects a commitment to equal justice that McKnight’s life exemplified, the volume and scope of work they perform for low-income people, and represents large, medium, small firms and solo practitioners and corporations. JustCause (formerly Volunteer Legal Services Project) provides free legal help to low-income residents of Monroe County who are facing non-criminal legal problems. JustCause’s services are provided by 1,600 pro bono volunteer attorneys who donate their time and talent to ensure that low-income people have access to the justice system when faced with serious legal problems.