SU Law Honors Susan Horn

Published on October 28, 2015 8:07 pm by hiscockadmin in News

Hiscock Legal Aid Society President and C.E.O. Susan R. Horn was honored October 23, 2015 at the SU Law Honors Awards Ceremony. The award celebrates distinguished achievements in any field of endeavor by alumni. Other 2015 award recipients include Vincent H. Cohen, Acting U.S. Attorney for Washington, DC, Louise E. Dembeck, an Arbitrator and Mediator, David P. Weber, Academic Director of Fraud Management Programs at the University of Maryland and Joanne M. Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive.

Susan joined Hiscock Legal Aid Society first as a staff attorney, then as a senior attorney before she became President and C.E.O. in 1990.

Under Susan’s leadership, Hiscock has grown exponentially from a budget of $800,000 to more than $4 million. Today, The Society employs 30 attorneys and a total staff of nearly 60 and serves more than 4,000 individuals and families each year.

“Susan’s unyielding desire to provide professional, person-centered representation has positively impacted countless individuals and families across our community,” said Suzanne Galbato, Chair of the Board of Directors. “I’m proud to be a part of an organization like Hiscock Legal Aid Society that has been privileged to have such an outstanding, caring leader.”

“We are proud beyond words to see Susan Horn honored by the law school,” said Joanne P. Sawmiller, Chief Operating Officer. “This award acknowledges publicly what we at Hiscock Legal Aid Society have always known: Susan is a fair, vociferous advocate for people in difficult circumstances.”

Susan’s practice spanning more than four decades has been marked by professionalism, honoring the inherent dignity of each person she serves. Throughout her career she has served thousands of people.

Leading an organization that defends some of our society’s most marginalized, yet resilient residents has been Susan’s life work. Luckily, it’s also been her passion.

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