April 29, 2013

Stacy Asbell Recognized for Advocating for the Needy in South Jersey

Stacy Asbell Recognized for Advocating for the Needy in South Jersey
MARLTON, NJ – Hyland Levin LLP attorney Stacy Asbell will receive the John Adler Government Advocacy Mission Award next month for her work in advocating for those in need in South Jersey. Ms. Asbell, of counsel at the firm, has lobbied in Washington through the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) agency, in order to make sure the voices of seniors and the disabled in our area are heard by our legislators.

Both Ms. Asbell and Rebecca Rosenau, JFCS Director of Senior Services Advocacy & Outreach, will be given the award on May 9, during the JFCS 69th Annual Meeting and Recognition of Volunteers. The John Adler Government Advocacy Mission Award is given to those who demonstrate distinctive passion and concern for social issues affecting members of our community, according to a JFCS spokesperson. The recipients of this award exhibit a strong dedication to government advocacy, and are dedicated to serving as the voice for others in need, on the state, local and federal levels. The late John Adler was a tireless advocate for community-based services and supports for seniors, and for adults with long-term care needs. He also lobbied for mental health causes. The award serves to honor those who continue his legacy.

“In Stacy’s 17 years as an attorney she has consistently made time to help those in need either through pro bono legal work, lobbying for those who are less fortunate or organizing volunteer efforts like the annual collection she coordinates at the firm to provide gifts and food to a Camden County family in need during the holiday season,” said Mark Shapiro, president of the JFCS board and a partner at Hyland Levin.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award,” Ms. Asbell said. “During his years in Congress, John Adler was the voice for so many who face daily economic challenges. His wife, Shelley, continues to show the family’s commitment to public service. I’m proud to receive an award associated with both John and Shelley.”