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Jeremy Goldstein: Helping Mental Health Recovery with Fountain House

In an article on Fountain House’s website entitled, “Fountain House Fall Fete,” it talks about what their mission is as an organization as well as an event that took place in 2012. Fountain House is an organization that is dedicated to fighting the stereotype associated with mental illness. They strive to reduce the social impact of mental illness. Furthermore, hundreds of people who suffer from serious mental illness have found work at Fountain House, providing their skills and talents. Members and employees also conduct successful employment, education, and housing programs. Fountain House even provides opportunities, through activities and programs. For example, on the fifth of November 2012, the Associates Committee of Fountain House hoisted their annual Fall Fête. During the program, Heather Hyness and Alexis Preston, two then college students, were awarded scholarships giving them aid to help them pursue their individual career.

It’s opportunities like that, that have been made possible with the help of Jeremy L. Goldstein. Jeremy L. Goldstein is a member of the Board of Directors for Fountain House and an attorney at law. Over the years and the various companies, Goldstein assisted he has managed to give back to it with Fountain House. He began his career in law by graduating from Cornell University with a bachelors, later receiving his masters from the University of Chicago. And later earned his J.D. from New York School of Law.

Jeremy L. Goldstein was also a former partner at a law firm in New York and has been involved with several large corporate transactions. These corporations include Duke Energy, Schering Plough Corporations, Chevron Texaco Corporation, AT&T Corporation, and Miller Brewing Company. Currently, he is the chairman of Mergers and Acquisition subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Sector.


Works Cited

“Fountain House Fall Fete.” Fountain House, Accessed 23 Aug. 2018.

In Interview. “Jeremy Goldstein: Partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates.” IdeaMensch. 18 May, 2018, Accessed 23 Aug. 2018.

“Jeremy Goldstein, Attorney at Law.” Jeremy Goldstein, 2017, Accessed 23 Aug. 2018.

Marco Antonio Marques da Silva’s still committed to human justice

Receiving any award gives a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. However, the journey does not start at the podium or the gala. It is often a journey riddled with highs and lows that only the determined people can endure. It is no exception for Marco Antonio Marques da Silva, a judge of the Brazilian Court of Appeals.


He decided to pursue law at a tender age of fifteen. Since then he has never looked back and has received recognition from different quarters. Among the most recent honors was by PUC-São Paulo. Besides, a new auditorium at Perdizes Campus was named after him. The hall was opened in a ceremony presided over by the University President and former President of the São Paulo State Court of Appeals, Dirceu de Mello. He said that Marco Antonio played a crucial role in the construction of the auditorium.


The ceremony was attended by prominent people in the legal and scholarly spheres. Those who spoke during the event hailed Marco Antonio as a distinguished judge and professor. According to Ricardo Sayeg, lawyer and a fellow professor at PUC spoke about his publications which include forty articles and thirteen books. The literary work has received input and recognition from local and global legal minds.


On his part, Marco Antonio Marques da Silva thanked his family, friends, and colleagues for the immense support through the years. He said that his commitment to promoting human justice is still unbroken.


Marco Antonio has been teaching Criminal Law at the institution for over three decades. He was born in Itapetininga City in 1958. He attended PUC for his legal studies from 1977 to 1981. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva stayed on to teach law at the institution, where he earned his tenure in 2003. He also attended Faculty of Law of Coimbra for his post-doctoral fellowship.


He joined the Brazilian State judiciary in 1983, where he rose through the ranks to his current position. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva has worked in other cities including Diadema, Palmeira D’Oeste, and Monte Alto. He became a substitute judge in 2002 before being promoted to the current position as a Judge of the Court of Appeals in Sao Paolo in 2007.