HARRISBURG (July 16, 2013) - The Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section has presented its Eric Turner Memorial Award to Neil Hurowitz, special counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP.
The Eric Turner Memorial Award honors a lawyer dedicated to the practice of family law. The award was presented to Hurowitz on July 13 during the section's summer meeting in National Harbor, Md.
As part of the award, the section donated $500 in Hurowitz's name to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, an independent, non-profit corporation working to restore the health of Pennsylvania judges and lawyers, as well as members of their families, and law students who are at risk because of alcohol and drug use, gambling, depression and other serious mental illnesses.
Hurowitz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. His family law practice includes both simple and complex divorce cases and financial issues, difficult custody and support situations, as well as cases involving parent and grandparental visitation rights, spousal abuse and alimony. Hurowitz has written seven books about family law, including two for the legal profession. He has lectured to more than 20,000 lawyers throughout the United States.
Hurowitz holds degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Dickinson School of Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.