Hofstra Law alumnus Scott Stone ’92 was honored by Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) and the Nassau County Bar Association as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Month. The honor was announced in the September issue of Nassau Lawyer(PDF), the journal of the NCBA.
In describing Stone’s selection, writer Ellen Krakow, a Pro Bono Project coordinator for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, says that “Stone is a frequent participant in the landlord/tenant court-based Attorney of the Day Project, which operates under the direction of Law Services’ staff attorney Roberta Scoll and the VLP. [He] has represented 62 clients facing eviction from their homes since joining the Volunteer Lawyers Project in 2012. His level of generosity and constant dedication to landlord/tenant pro bono work makes him most deserving of this honor.”
Scoll, who nominated Stone, said, “His dedication to the Project and ability to assist so many clients in landlord tenant cases is what contributes to the Project’s continued success. We are so grateful to him and the many other generous attorneys who give of their time every day.”
Stone maintains a general practice, a substantial portion of which involves business transactions and corporate representation, commercial landlord/tenant work (usually landlord representation), real estate and tax certiorari. He also serves as special counsel to the City of Glen Cove and the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale for tax certiorari matters.
Asked why he devotes so much of his time to pro bono work, Stone responded, “It’s a way to give back, and I enjoy being able to do that.”