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May. 2010

Howard M. Cooper Honored by National Lawyers Guild

Howard M. Cooper was chosen by the National Lawyers Guild as one of its 2010 honorees as Lawyer of the Year at a testimonial dinner held on May 7, 2010 at The Colonnade Hotel before a packed audience.

The Guild recognized Mr. Cooper for his “long and proud record of outstanding legal and activist work in the fight for political, social and economic justice.” In honoring Mr. Cooper's contributions, the Guild made specific mention of Mr. Cooper's work on behalf of the disabled seeking housing in residential treatment programs in communities which refuse to locate such programs, his successful efforts in assisting area Muslims to establish and build New England's largest Mosque and a center for inter-faith dialogue in the face of intense religious bigotry, and his representation of members of the judiciary in seeking to preserve judicial independence. Mr. Cooper thanked the members of his firm who have worked so hard with him to protect and pursue the civil rights of many clients in the areas of housing discrimination, religious intolerance, sexual orientation discrimination, prisoners' rights, fertility rights, and due process.