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Pro Bono Opportunities Day 2008

Thursday March 06 , 2008

  • By: NYC Bar Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators, NYC Bar Justice Center
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    42 West 44th Street
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Mary Shakun
    (212) 589-4265
  • Source: New York > Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators

The program will include a panel presentation on models and approaches for pro bono representation, and a reception will immediately follow the panel discussion. Representatives from a large and diverse group of legal service providers will be on hand to provide information about opportunities for all lawyers to perform pro bono and other public service work. This will include information regarding transactional, as well as litigation-related pro bono opportunities. Newly-admitted and experienced attorneys are encouraged to attend, as are legal support and administrative personnel, to find out about the missions of not-for-profit entities and volunteer opportunities.

In addition to our panel, Pro Bono Net will present brief demonstration on how to access and use the NYC Pro Bono Center, which provides instant online access to a host of pro bono practice tools including a library of manuals, model documents and "webcast" trainings, postings of new cases in need of pro bono counsel and a calendar of pro bono events and training opportunities throughout New York City.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives of dozens of legal services organizations, as well as with pro bono volunteers for these organizations, and learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. Among the many not-for-profits participating in the event are the Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A, City Bar Justice Center, Lawyers Alliance for New York, Legal Services for New York City, Medicare Rights Center, MFY Legal Services, NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project, New York Lawyers for Public Interest, NYC Family Court Self Represented Legal Services, Pro Bono.Net, Urban Justice Center, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and YKASEC - Empowering the Korean American Community.

Moderator:
TODD BASKIN
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of Bank of America

Speakers:
CAROL BOCKNER
Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, New York City Bar Justice Center

MARNIE BERK
Director of Pro Bono Programs, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

MARLENE HALPERN
Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono, The Legal Aid Society


RENE KATHAWALA
Pro Bono Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

BRET PARKER
Chief Trademark & Copyright Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel, Wyeth

BRIAN WEINSTEIN
Litigation Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Co-Sponsored by:
The NYC Bar Justice Center, Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators, Pro Bono Net, and the Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means

There is no fee to attend this program, but registration is requested. Please contact Mary Shakun, at (212) 589-4265 or email mshakun@bakerlaw.com. Please register by Tuesday, March 4, 2008. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Fernando A. Bohorquez, Jr. at (212) 589-4242 or email fbohorquez@bakerlaw.com.

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