Riker Danzig Receives ACLU-NJ Legal Leadership Award

Riker Danzig Receives ACLU-NJ Legal Leadership Award
Jan 10, 2019
Left to Right: Riker Danzig associates Cristin M. Boyle, Brooks H. Leonard, Taleen A. Kradjian, paralegal Silva Dechoyan, and associate Michael Crowley

Riker Danzig is pleased to announce that the Firm received the 2019 Legal Leadership Award by the ACLU of New Jersey for our pro bono work on behalf of New Jersey’s Indonesian Christian residents at risk of deportation. We were recognized at the ACLU’s “Lights of Liberty” dinner on May 2, 2019.

Our Riker Danzig team of attorneys Sigrid S. Franzblau, Brooks H. Leonard, Taleen Kradjian, Michael Crowley, Cristin M. Boyle, and paralegal Silva Dechoyan has been assisting the ACLU-NJ in filings to prevent deportations of Indonesian Christian residents of Central Jersey.  The ACLU-NJ characterized this effort as an “unprecedented collaboration” in providing critical legal representation to this vulnerable immigrant community.

We are proud of the work of Sigrid, Brooks, Mike, Cristin, and Silva “for their advocacy and leadership in advancing civil rights and freedom for all New Jerseyans,” working with attorneys at Paul Weiss.