[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dave ShapiroDavid A. Shapiro, Esq. has been selected as the first “Outstanding Professional” recipient of The Cura Award, the NYS Kincare Coalition’s Award for Outstanding Service.  The inaugural presentation of the award will be at the NYS Kinship Navigator’s Special Luncheon on September 1st, which kicks off September as “Kinship Care Month.”  The luncheon will be held at the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Mr. Shapiro is a staff attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York, Inc.  He handles cases dealing with family law and relatives’ rights and works to keep children out of the foster care system.  LSED and Mr. Shapiro have been long time champions of grandparents’ rights and provide their clients with legal representation and assistance with accessing public benefits.

Mr. Shapiro is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County and the New York State Bar Association. He was engaged in the private practice of law for twenty-six years prior to joining Legal Services for the Elderly in 2007.

Mr. Shapiro graduated from Syracuse University College of Law with a J.D. in 1980 and received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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