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September 2011 Volunteer Feature: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Pro Bono Removal Defense Program with The Legal Aid Society Provides Model for Pro Bono Partnerships.  

Since 2007, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has provided invaluable pro bono assistance to immigrants by creating a removal defense program in which it co-counsels removal cases in Immigration Court with attorneys from The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit. Simpson's pro bono clients are eligible for relief from removal, but must prove that they deserve such relief by presenting a comprehensive, detailed account of their lives here in the United States. Learn more

September 2011 Volunteer Feature: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Provides Counsel to Detained New York Immigrants through an Innovative City Bar Justice Center Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to recognize Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for their extraordinary dedication and support of the Center's immigrant detention defense work. Learn more.

August 2011 Volunteer Feature: Longtime Volunteer Honored for Helping Expand LGBT Law Project  

Clara Ricciardi, a volunteer attorney at NYLAG since 2009, was honored at the UJA-Federation of New York's recent Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for her hard work and dedication to NYLAG's LGBT Law Project. On a daily basis, Ricciardi responds to telephone intake calls, advocates on behalf of clients, conducts legal research, and drafts motions and other court documents. Thanks to her involvement over the last two years, the LGBT Law Project has significantly expanded the number of individuals it is able to help. Learn more

July/August 2011 Volunteer Feature: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s Financial Restructuring Group Provides Pro Bono Assistance to Elderly and Ill Through City Bar Justice Center Projects  

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to recognize Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP for its work with the CBJC's Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy projects. Strook attorneys have provided pro bono assistance to ensure the dignity and independence of the elderly and to educate cancer patients and survivors on issues related to discrimination in the workplace, health law, insurance issues, access to public benefits, advance directives, and wills.

July/August 2011 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Awarded the American Bar Association’s 2011 Pro Bono Publico Award  

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP received the American Bar Association's ("ABA") 2011 Pro Bono Publico Award on August 9, 2011 at the ABA's annual meeting in Toronto Canada. The firm was nominated by The Legal Aid Society, Lawyers Alliance for New York, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund ("LDF"), Inc., and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Attorneys from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Successfully Reopen 14-Year Old Removal Order for Clients  

HIV Law Project recognizes Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP for their zealous representation of marginalized immigrants living with HIV/AIDS who are threatened with deportation. A team of dedicated attorneys recently obtained rescission of a nearly 14-year old removal order so that two West African immigrants living with HIV/AIDS could pursue asylum. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Attorneys from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP Successfully Reopen 14-Year Old Removal Order for Clients  

HIV Law Project recognizes Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP for their zealous representation of marginalized immigrants living with HIV/AIDS who are threatened with deportation. A team of dedicated attorneys recently obtained rescission of a nearly 14-year old removal order so that two West African immigrants living with HIV/AIDS could pursue asylum. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Attorneys from Reed Smith LLP Win Thousands in Retroactive Benefits for the City’s Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) provides advice, advocacy, and representation to residents of homeless shelters on a variety public benefits matters. Reed Smith LLP partners with the Project by staffing monthly clinics at the Clinton Family Inn to provide legal services to homeless clients. Since September 2007, Ann Kramer, a partner at Reed Smith, has represented 16 homeless families in approximately 49 cases. She has won nearly $10,000 in retroactive benefit awards that enabled homeless mothers to feed and provide basic necessities for their families. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Attorneys from Reed Smith LLP Win Thousands in Retroactive Benefits for the City’s Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless (LCH) provides advice, advocacy, and representation to residents of homeless shelters on a variety public benefits matters. Reed Smith LLP partners with the Project by staffing monthly clinics at the Clinton Family Inn to provide legal services to homeless clients. Since September 2007, Ann Kramer, a partner at Reed Smith, has represented 16 homeless families in approximately 49 cases. She has won nearly $10,000 in retroactive benefit awards that enabled homeless mothers to feed and provide basic necessities for their families. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Evan R. Chesler, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Successfully Argues Major Criminal Appeal  

On May 24, 2011, the Appellate Division, Second Department handed a significant victory to The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau client, Kareem Bellamy, in his decades-long struggle to overturn his wrongful 1996 Queens County murder conviction. The appellate court affirmed a ruling by Justice Joel Blumenfeld granting Mr. Bellamy's motion for a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence. Evan R. Chesler, Cravath Swaine & Moore's Presiding Partner, argued the case before the Second Department. David Crow of the Criminal Appeals Bureau ("CAB") represented Mr. Bellamy on the appeal, along with pro bono co-counsel Thomas Hoffman, a solo practitioner. Learn more

June 2011 Volunteer Feature: Evan R. Chesler, of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Successfully Argues Major Criminal Appeal  

On May 24, 2011, the Appellate Division, Second Department handed a significant victory to The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau client, Kareem Bellamy, in his decades-long struggle to overturn his wrongful 1996 Queens County murder conviction. The appellate court affirmed a ruling by Justice Joel Blumenfeld granting Mr. Bellamy's motion for a new trial based upon newly discovered evidence. Evan R. Chesler, Cravath Swaine & Moore's Presiding Partner, argued the case before the Second Department. David Crow of the Criminal Appeals Bureau ("CAB") represented Mr. Bellamy on the appeal, along with pro bono co-counsel Thomas Hoffman, a solo practitioner. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: Blank Rome LLP Empowers Low Income Microentrepreneurs through Access to Legal Counsel  

In summer 2010, Blank Rome LLP came to the City Bar Justice Center in an effort to expand and strengthen its pro bono practice. While the firm already had a robust pro bono practice tailored to the skills and desires of its litigators, it was interested in increasing the participation of its corporate and transactional practitioners in a way that would best utilize their expertise. The Justice Center's Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project was a perfect fit. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: Blank Rome LLP Empowers Low Income Microentrepreneurs through Access to Legal Counsel  

In summer 2010, Blank Rome LLP came to the City Bar Justice Center in an effort to expand and strengthen its pro bono practice. While the firm already had a robust pro bono practice tailored to the skills and desires of its litigators, it was interested in increasing the participation of its corporate and transactional practitioners in a way that would best utilize their expertise. The Justice Center's Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project was a perfect fit. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Receives the New York State Bar Association’s 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Large Firm Award  

The scope and breadth of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's pro bono commitment was recognized by the New York State Bar Association at its May 2nd Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. Over the last three years, the firm's attorneys have devoted more than 190,000 hours to pro bono work to expand access to justice for low-income individuals and entities. Because of the firm's extraordinary pro bono work, a man on death row obtained a new trial based on prior ineffective assistance of counsel, individuals fleeing persecution gained asylum in the U.S., victims of domestic violence escaped their batterers, workers gained wages to which they were entitled, and various non-profit organizations received much needed corporate, tax and intellectual property assistance. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Receives the New York State Bar Association’s 2011 President’s Pro Bono Service Large Firm Award  

The scope and breadth of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP's pro bono commitment was recognized by the New York State Bar Association at its May 2nd Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. Over the last three years, the firm's attorneys have devoted more than 190,000 hours to pro bono work to expand access to justice for low-income individuals and entities. Because of the firm's extraordinary pro bono work, a man on death row obtained a new trial based on prior ineffective assistance of counsel, individuals fleeing persecution gained asylum in the U.S., victims of domestic violence escaped their batterers, workers gained wages to which they were entitled, and various non-profit organizations received much needed corporate, tax and intellectual property assistance. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: O'Melveny & Myers Authors Detainee Health Manual  

HIV Law Project recognizes the outstanding work of O'Melveny & Myers LLP associate Janna Rearick who has researched and authored a comprehensive guide to immigrant detainees' medical rights and a "Know Your Medical Rights" brochure for detained immigrants. These documents will clarify governing standards for immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security who are living with HIV/AIDS and are routinely denied adequate medical care. Learn more

May 2011 Volunteer Feature: O'Melveny & Myers Authors Detainee Health Manual  

HIV Law Project recognizes the outstanding work of O'Melveny & Myers LLP associate Janna Rearick who has researched and authored a comprehensive guide to immigrant detainees' medical rights and a "Know Your Medical Rights" brochure for detained immigrants. These documents will clarify governing standards for immigrants detained by the Department of Homeland Security who are living with HIV/AIDS and are routinely denied adequate medical care. Learn more

April 2011 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Gala Honors Global Pro Bono Work of Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP  

On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center's 6th Annual Gala honored Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities.
While the City Bar Justice Award traditionally recognizes leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service in New York City, this is the first time the Justice Center has bestowed the honor on a firm and corporation for their efforts to improve the communities in which they do business worldwide. Learn more

April 2011 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Gala Honors Global Pro Bono Work of Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP  

On April 13, the City Bar Justice Center's 6th Annual Gala honored Barclays PLC and Linklaters LLP for exemplary leadership in their global pro bono programs, community projects and public service activities.
While the City Bar Justice Award traditionally recognizes leadership and dedication to pro bono and public service in New York City, this is the first time the Justice Center has bestowed the honor on a firm and corporation for their efforts to improve the communities in which they do business worldwide. Learn more

April 2011 Volunteer Feature: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Partners With the Legal Aid Society on Innovative New York City Public Housing Pro Bono Project  

Each year thousands of low-income New Yorkers are in danger of losing their New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA") apartments, the most important and largest source of affordable housing in New York City. If these homes are lost, the tenants, many of whom are elderly or have small children, are at risk of becoming homeless. Only a small number of NYCHA tenants are represented by counsel, increasing the likelihood that they will lose irreplaceable housing. Seeking to increase access to justice for this vulnerable population through expanding our limited resources, The Legal Aid Society has partnered with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP to create a comprehensive administrative and judicial representation model. Learn more

April 2011 Volunteer Feature: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Partners With the Legal Aid Society on Innovative New York City Public Housing Pro Bono Project  

Each year thousands of low-income New Yorkers are in danger of losing their New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA") apartments, the most important and largest source of affordable housing in New York City. If these homes are lost, the tenants, many of whom are elderly or have small children, are at risk of becoming homeless. Only a small number of NYCHA tenants are represented by counsel, increasing the likelihood that they will lose irreplaceable housing. Seeking to increase access to justice for this vulnerable population through expanding our limited resources, The Legal Aid Society has partnered with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP to create a comprehensive administrative and judicial representation model. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Morrison & Foerster LLP Associate Amy Phillips Saves HIV Law Project Client from eviction.  

HIV Law Project recognizes Amy Phillips, an associate at the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP for her commitment to serving marginalized New Yorkers living with HIV who are threatened with eviction. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Morrison & Foerster LLP Associate Amy Phillips Saves HIV Law Project Client from eviction.  

HIV Law Project recognizes Amy Phillips, an associate at the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP for her commitment to serving marginalized New Yorkers living with HIV who are threatened with eviction. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and The Legal Aid Society Obtain Class Action Settlement that Mandates Reform of New York City Foster Care Agency Psychiatric Hospitalization Practices  

We are pleased to announce that a class action settlement has been reached in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York prohibiting the City of New York from continuing practices that cause children in its care to languish in psychiatric hospitals longer than medically necessary. The Legal Aid Society and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP filed the underlying lawsuit in May 2010 on behalf of a class of children in foster care, alleging that the City had systematically violated laws requiring children to be placed in the least restrictive and most homelike environments possible. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and The Legal Aid Society Obtain Class Action Settlement that Mandates Reform of New York City Foster Care Agency Psychiatric Hospitalization Practices  

We are pleased to announce that a class action settlement has been reached in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York prohibiting the City of New York from continuing practices that cause children in its care to languish in psychiatric hospitals longer than medically necessary. The Legal Aid Society and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP filed the underlying lawsuit in May 2010 on behalf of a class of children in foster care, alleging that the City had systematically violated laws requiring children to be placed in the least restrictive and most homelike environments possible. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Partners with the City Bar Justice Center to Help Disabled Veterans  

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP currently has nearly 30 attorneys working with the Veterans Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center. In recent months, the firm has accepted seven new matters involving veterans from different periods of service ranging from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to assisting veterans and their families, Davis Polk attorneys represent a wide range of pro bono clients in need of assistance. Learn more

March 2011 Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Partners with the City Bar Justice Center to Help Disabled Veterans  

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP currently has nearly 30 attorneys working with the Veterans Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center. In recent months, the firm has accepted seven new matters involving veterans from different periods of service ranging from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to assisting veterans and their families, Davis Polk attorneys represent a wide range of pro bono clients in need of assistance. Learn more

February 2011 Volunteer Feature: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP Creates State Prison Advocacy Project Based Upon Associate Kelli Lanski’s Fellowship with The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project  

Kelli Lanski, a Dewey & LeBoeuf fellow, spent a year with the Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project, assisting with class action litigation and responding to communications from prisoners and their families. While serving as a fellow, she advocated on behalf of hundreds of prisoners, informing the Department of Correctional Services of issues like constitutionally inadequate medical care, officer brutality, and the Department's failure to protect prisoners from harm. When Kelli returned to Dewey & LeBoeuf, she spearheaded the creation of a State Prison Advocacy Project and continues to find other ways to advocate on behalf of prisoners and their families. Learn more

February 2011 Volunteer Feature: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP Creates State Prison Advocacy Project Based Upon Associate Kelli Lanski’s Fellowship with The Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project  

Kelli Lanski, a Dewey & LeBoeuf fellow, spent a year with the Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project, assisting with class action litigation and responding to communications from prisoners and their families. While serving as a fellow, she advocated on behalf of hundreds of prisoners, informing the Department of Correctional Services of issues like constitutionally inadequate medical care, officer brutality, and the Department's failure to protect prisoners from harm. When Kelli returned to Dewey & LeBoeuf, she spearheaded the creation of a State Prison Advocacy Project and continues to find other ways to advocate on behalf of prisoners and their families. Learn more

February 2011 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP Partners with City Bar Justice Center to Assist Debt-Burdened New Yorkers  

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP has assumed a leading role in assisting debt-burdened New York City residents through the City Bar Justice Center's Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Since participating in their first Bankruptcy Clinic in November 2010, a number of attorneys from Paul Hastings have donated their time and talent to the Project, returning on multiple occasions to meet with low-income clients in need of assistance. Learn more

February 2011 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP Partners with City Bar Justice Center to Assist Debt-Burdened New Yorkers  

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP has assumed a leading role in assisting debt-burdened New York City residents through the City Bar Justice Center's Consumer Bankruptcy Project. Since participating in their first Bankruptcy Clinic in November 2010, a number of attorneys from Paul Hastings have donated their time and talent to the Project, returning on multiple occasions to meet with low-income clients in need of assistance. Learn more

December 2010/January 2011 Volunteer Feature: Vanessa Bressler, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett  

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to recognize Vanessa Bressler, an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, for her outstanding work as a pro bono attorney with the Refugee Assistance Project. In the Project, pro bono attorneys are trained and then paired with individuals seeking asylum. Learn more

December 2010/January 2011 Volunteer Feature: Vanessa Bressler, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett  

The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to recognize Vanessa Bressler, an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, for her outstanding work as a pro bono attorney with the Refugee Assistance Project. In the Project, pro bono attorneys are trained and then paired with individuals seeking asylum. Learn more

December 2010/January 2011 Volunteer Feature: O’Melveny & Myers LLP Partners with The Legal Aid Society to Protect Hospitalized Inmates from Barbaric Shackling Practices  

The Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project and O'Melveny & Myers LLP obtained a highly favorable settlement in Reynolds v Horn, a high-impact civil rights case involving the treatment of inmates in prison psychiatric wards, as well as those out-posted to civilian medical wards under the supervision of New York City's Department of Correction. Learn more

December 2010/January 2011 Volunteer Feature: O’Melveny & Myers LLP Partners with The Legal Aid Society to Protect Hospitalized Inmates from Barbaric Shackling Practices  

The Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project and O'Melveny & Myers LLP obtained a highly favorable settlement in Reynolds v Horn, a high-impact civil rights case involving the treatment of inmates in prison psychiatric wards, as well as those out-posted to civilian medical wards under the supervision of New York City's Department of Correction. Learn more

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: Fitzpatrick, Cella Harper & Scinto Dedicate Pro Bono Resources to Save Crucial Section 8 Housing Subsidies for Low-Income New Yorkers  

New York City has increased substantially the termination of Section 8 housing subsidy vouchers, placing low-income New Yorkers in danger of losing their subsidized apartments, one of the most important and largest source of affordable housing for low-income people in New York City. The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice, along with the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and other pro bono firms and attorneys are representing tenants at risk of losing their homes in Article 78 proceedings and to file preliminary injunctions to keep low-income New Yorkers from getting evicted.

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: Fitzpatrick, Cella Harper & Scinto Dedicate Pro Bono Resources to Save Crucial Section 8 Housing Subsidies for Low-Income New Yorkers  

New York City has increased substantially the termination of Section 8 housing subsidy vouchers, placing low-income New Yorkers in danger of losing their subsidized apartments, one of the most important and largest source of affordable housing for low-income people in New York City. The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice, along with the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and other pro bono firms and attorneys are representing tenants at risk of losing their homes in Article 78 proceedings and to file preliminary injunctions to keep low-income New Yorkers from getting evicted.

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Volunteers at Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service  

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the City Bar Justice Center held the second annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for outstanding pro bono service on October 25, 2010. Jeremy G. Epstein, who passed away in May 2009, was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a longtime board member at the City Bar Justice Center. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over 20 years, and the Awards are a tribute to his legacy. Learn more

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Volunteers at Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service  

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the City Bar Justice Center held the second annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for outstanding pro bono service on October 25, 2010. Jeremy G. Epstein, who passed away in May 2009, was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and a longtime board member at the City Bar Justice Center. He logged over 5,000 hours of pro bono and public service over 20 years, and the Awards are a tribute to his legacy. Learn more

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society's 2010 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony - Cooley LLP Receives the 2010 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award  

On November 4th, the Legal Aid Society's 2010 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony honored leading pro bono volunteers, law firms, corporations, and individual community representatives for the outstanding pro bono services they provided to The Legal Aid Society and the Society's clients during the past year. This select group of professionals was nomiated by the Society's staff from a pool of more than 3,000 pro bono attorneys and paralegals who contributed professional services on behalf of our clients. Chief Judge Johnathan Lippman presented awards to 46 law firms and 274 individual lawyers, and presented the 2010 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award to Cooley LLP. The volunteers and their firms were recognized for legal excellence in handling administrative hearings, trials, appeals, class actions, and transactional cases on behalf of senior citizens, children and adults with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, abused and neglected children, immigrants facing deportation, homeless and imminently homeless children and adults, indigent criminal defendants, inmates in correctional facilities, and other vulnerable low-income New Yorkers. Learn more

November 2010 Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society's 2010 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony - Cooley LLP Receives the 2010 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award  

On November 4th, the Legal Aid Society's 2010 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony honored leading pro bono volunteers, law firms, corporations, and individual community representatives for the outstanding pro bono services they provided to The Legal Aid Society and the Society's clients during the past year. This select group of professionals was nomiated by the Society's staff from a pool of more than 3,000 pro bono attorneys and paralegals who contributed professional services on behalf of our clients. Chief Judge Johnathan Lippman presented awards to 46 law firms and 274 individual lawyers, and presented the 2010 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award to Cooley LLP. The volunteers and their firms were recognized for legal excellence in handling administrative hearings, trials, appeals, class actions, and transactional cases on behalf of senior citizens, children and adults with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, abused and neglected children, immigrants facing deportation, homeless and imminently homeless children and adults, indigent criminal defendants, inmates in correctional facilities, and other vulnerable low-income New Yorkers. Learn more

October 2010 Volunteer Feature: Jane Hopwood, Hunton & Williams LLP  

The City Bar Justice Center recognizes Jane Hopwood, an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP, for her commitment to serving some of New York's most vulnerable through the Immigrant Women and Children Project (IWC). Learn more

October 2010 Volunteer Feature: Jane Hopwood, Hunton & Williams LLP  

The City Bar Justice Center recognizes Jane Hopwood, an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP, for her commitment to serving some of New York's most vulnerable through the Immigrant Women and Children Project (IWC). Learn more

October 2010 Volunteer Feature: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Community Development Externship Program  

Two years ago, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP established a rotational corporate externship with The Legal Aid Society Civil Practice's Community Development Project ("CDP"). CDP offers transactional legal services to low-income small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and housing projects for low-income people. Every four months, an experienced Simpson associate joins CDP and expands the unit's capacity to provide business legal services for low income clients. Learn more

October 2010 Volunteer Feature: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's Community Development Externship Program  

Two years ago, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP established a rotational corporate externship with The Legal Aid Society Civil Practice's Community Development Project ("CDP"). CDP offers transactional legal services to low-income small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and housing projects for low-income people. Every four months, an experienced Simpson associate joins CDP and expands the unit's capacity to provide business legal services for low income clients. Learn more

September 2010 Volunteer Feature: Herb Sue, Second Acts® Attorney  

Herb Sue, who was with Ernst & Young for 19 years, retired in 2009 from the firm as one of its Associate General Counsels. Since joining The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project (CDP) as a Second Acts® attorney, he has worked with a respected faith-based nonprofit organization that has deep roots in the East Harlem community. The organization runs a program in which volunteers are placed in low-income neighborhoods and spend a year living in community housing with other volunteers, working alongside human services and health care professionals. The volunteers may teach, provide social services, organize adult education and after-school programs, and engage in economic development activities. Learn more

September 2010 Volunteer Feature: Herb Sue, Second Acts® Attorney  

Herb Sue, who was with Ernst & Young for 19 years, retired in 2009 from the firm as one of its Associate General Counsels. Since joining The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project (CDP) as a Second Acts® attorney, he has worked with a respected faith-based nonprofit organization that has deep roots in the East Harlem community. The organization runs a program in which volunteers are placed in low-income neighborhoods and spend a year living in community housing with other volunteers, working alongside human services and health care professionals. The volunteers may teach, provide social services, organize adult education and after-school programs, and engage in economic development activities. Learn more

September 2010 Volunteer Feature: William Bagliebter and Jamie Dyce, Duane Morris LLP  

Duane Morris LLP Partner William Bagliebter and Associate Jamie Dyce embody the spirit of National Pro Bono Week. A pro bono veteran, Mr. Bagliebter received an Epstein Award for his service in 2009. Since then, he has continued to show enormous commitment to aiding low income New Yorkers through the City Bar Justice Center's Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy Projects, engaging others from his firm in the process. Learn more

September 2010 Volunteer Feature: William Bagliebter and Jamie Dyce, Duane Morris LLP  

Duane Morris LLP Partner William Bagliebter and Associate Jamie Dyce embody the spirit of National Pro Bono Week. A pro bono veteran, Mr. Bagliebter received an Epstein Award for his service in 2009. Since then, he has continued to show enormous commitment to aiding low income New Yorkers through the City Bar Justice Center's Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy Projects, engaging others from his firm in the process. Learn more

July/August 2010 Volunteer Feature: Summer Associates Provide Housing Assistance  

Thirteen summer associates from five firms and one in-house legal department participated in the City Bar Justice Center's Housing Court Summer Assistance Project. For one week, they were in housing courts in the five boroughs assisting over 500 pro se tenants with various housing matters. Learn more

July/August 2010 Volunteer Feature: Summer Associates Provide Housing Assistance  

Thirteen summer associates from five firms and one in-house legal department participated in the City Bar Justice Center's Housing Court Summer Assistance Project. For one week, they were in housing courts in the five boroughs assisting over 500 pro se tenants with various housing matters. Learn more

July/August 2010 Volunteer Feature: Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP  

For five years, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP has partnered with the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice to serve children with educational and developmental needs. The City Bar Justice Center is proud to recognize associates Michael Rosenberg and Petter Mazzone for their successful efforts in securing essential services for their young clients. Learn more

July/August 2010 Volunteer Feature: Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP  

For five years, Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP has partnered with the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice to serve children with educational and developmental needs. The City Bar Justice Center is proud to recognize associates Michael Rosenberg and Petter Mazzone for their successful efforts in securing essential services for their young clients. Learn more

June 2010 Volunteer Feature: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  

This month the City Bar Justice Center honors Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for its commitment to LawHelp/NY, New York State's legal aid internet portal. Since early 2009, Skadden, Arps has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono assistance to LawHelp/NY, and the City Bar is delighted to be able to honor them for their work. Learn more

June 2010 Volunteer Feature: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  

This month the City Bar Justice Center honors Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for its commitment to LawHelp/NY, New York State's legal aid internet portal. Since early 2009, Skadden, Arps has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono assistance to LawHelp/NY, and the City Bar is delighted to be able to honor them for their work. Learn more

June 2010 Volunteer Feature: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  

This month the City Bar Justice Center honors Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for its commitment to LawHelp/NY, New York State's legal aid internet portal. Since early 2009, Skadden, Arps has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono assistance to LawHelp/NY, and the City Bar is delighted to be able to honor them for their work. Learn more

June 2010 Volunteer Feature: Shari Graham of Skadden, Arps  

Since 1999, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meaher & Flom LLP has had a rotational litigation externship program with The Legal Aid Society's Harlem Community Law Office. Shari Graham, who recently completed her externship, describes her experience. Learn more

June 2010 Volunteer Feature: Shari Graham of Skadden, Arps  

Since 1999, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meaher & Flom LLP has had a rotational litigation externship program with The Legal Aid Society's Harlem Community Law Office. Shari Graham, who recently completed her externship, describes her experience. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Ed Pisacreta, Holland & Knight LLP  

NPower NY has grown into the largest nonprofit technology provider in New York City, working to provide state-of-the-art technology services and solutions to more than 600 organizations a year. NPower came to Lawyers Alliance in April 2009 seeking counsel on copyright and other intellectual property issues related to its new Grants Manager software product. Ed Pisacreta, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, was instrumental in making sure that NPower's contract structure and license agreement protected NPower's rights to the application. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Ed Pisacreta, Holland & Knight LLP  

NPower NY has grown into the largest nonprofit technology provider in New York City, working to provide state-of-the-art technology services and solutions to more than 600 organizations a year. NPower came to Lawyers Alliance in April 2009 seeking counsel on copyright and other intellectual property issues related to its new Grants Manager software product. Ed Pisacreta, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, was instrumental in making sure that NPower's contract structure and license agreement protected NPower's rights to the application. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Ed Pisacreta, Holland & Knight LLP  

NPower NY has grown into the largest nonprofit technology provider in New York City, working to provide state-of-the-art technology services and solutions to more than 600 organizations a year. NPower came to Lawyers Alliance in April 2009 seeking counsel on copyright and other intellectual property issues related to its new Grants Manager software product. Ed Pisacreta, Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, was instrumental in making sure that NPower's contract structure and license agreement protected NPower's rights to the application. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  

After more than six years of litigation, the plaintiffs in Disability Advocates, Inc. v. David A. Paterson, et. al. prevailed in their challenge to New York State's refusal to provide adult home residents with community based supportive housing. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest honors Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for serving as pro bono co-counsel, along with Disability Advocates, Inc., Urban Justice Center, MFY Legal Services, Inc., Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, on a successful victory suit on behalf of people with mental illnesses housed in private adult homes. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  

After more than six years of litigation, the plaintiffs in Disability Advocates, Inc. v. David A. Paterson, et. al. prevailed in their challenge to New York State's refusal to provide adult home residents with community based supportive housing. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest honors Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for serving as pro bono co-counsel, along with Disability Advocates, Inc., Urban Justice Center, MFY Legal Services, Inc., Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, on a successful victory suit on behalf of people with mental illnesses housed in private adult homes. Learn more

May 2010 Volunteer Feature: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  

After more than six years of litigation, the plaintiffs in Disability Advocates, Inc. v. David A. Paterson, et. al. prevailed in their challenge to New York State's refusal to provide adult home residents with community based supportive housing. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest honors Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for serving as pro bono co-counsel, along with Disability Advocates, Inc., Urban Justice Center, MFY Legal Services, Inc., Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, on a successful victory suit on behalf of people with mental illnesses housed in private adult homes. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: Supreme Court Overturns Exclusive Concession Agreement for Randall's Island  

Last year, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, along with parent/student advocates, park advocates, environmental justice advocates, local residents, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP, and civil rights attorney Normal Siegel sued the City for violating land-use and environmental laws relating to the large-scale development of athletic fields on Randall's Island, a public parkland. The subject of the suit is the Randall's Island Sports Field Development Project and a "pay-to-play" concession agreement that gave wealthy private schools nearly exclusive access to playing fields during prime after-school hours. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: Supreme Court Overturns Exclusive Concession Agreement for Randall's Island  

Last year, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, along with parent/student advocates, park advocates, environmental justice advocates, local residents, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP, and civil rights attorney Normal Siegel sued the City for violating land-use and environmental laws relating to the large-scale development of athletic fields on Randall's Island, a public parkland. The subject of the suit is the Randall's Island Sports Field Development Project and a "pay-to-play" concession agreement that gave wealthy private schools nearly exclusive access to playing fields during prime after-school hours. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: Supreme Court Overturns Exclusive Concession Agreement for Randall's Island  

Last year, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, along with parent/student advocates, park advocates, environmental justice advocates, local residents, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP, and civil rights attorney Normal Siegel sued the City for violating land-use and environmental laws relating to the large-scale development of athletic fields on Randall's Island, a public parkland. The subject of the suit is the Randall's Island Sports Field Development Project and a "pay-to-play" concession agreement that gave wealthy private schools nearly exclusive access to playing fields during prime after-school hours. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss at Annual Gala  

On April 14th, under columns turned palm trees, over 500 attendees celebrated the work of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono exemplified by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Each year the Center honors outstanding law firm and corporation partners for the work they do to increase access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. This year's theme was Island Allure, and while guests were transported to warmer climes, the Justice Center celebrated the serious pro bono accomplishments of JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss at Annual Gala  

On April 14th, under columns turned palm trees, over 500 attendees celebrated the work of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono exemplified by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Each year the Center honors outstanding law firm and corporation partners for the work they do to increase access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. This year's theme was Island Allure, and while guests were transported to warmer climes, the Justice Center celebrated the serious pro bono accomplishments of JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss. Learn more

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss at Annual Gala  

On April 14th, under columns turned palm trees, over 500 attendees celebrated the work of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono exemplified by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Each year the Center honors outstanding law firm and corporation partners for the work they do to increase access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. This year's theme was Island Allure, and while guests were transported to warmer climes, the Justice Center celebrated the serious pro bono accomplishments of JPMorgan Chase and Paul, Weiss. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Partners with the Legal Aid Society to Protect the Right to Lawful Emergency Shelter for Homeless Single Men and Women  

In 1981, the Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society settled landmark litigation, Callahan v. Carey, with a consent decree which requires New York City to provide emergency shelter to each man who is homeless by reason of physical, mental or social dysfunction or who meets the need standard for public assistance. Two years later, the case of Eldredge v. Koch extended this right to shelter to homeless women. The consent decree also establishes minimum standards for conditions and services in adult shelters. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Partners with the Legal Aid Society to Protect the Right to Lawful Emergency Shelter for Homeless Single Men and Women  

In 1981, the Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society settled landmark litigation, Callahan v. Carey, with a consent decree which requires New York City to provide emergency shelter to each man who is homeless by reason of physical, mental or social dysfunction or who meets the need standard for public assistance. Two years later, the case of Eldredge v. Koch extended this right to shelter to homeless women. The consent decree also establishes minimum standards for conditions and services in adult shelters. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Partners with the Legal Aid Society to Protect the Right to Lawful Emergency Shelter for Homeless Single Men and Women  

In 1981, the Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society settled landmark litigation, Callahan v. Carey, with a consent decree which requires New York City to provide emergency shelter to each man who is homeless by reason of physical, mental or social dysfunction or who meets the need standard for public assistance. Two years later, the case of Eldredge v. Koch extended this right to shelter to homeless women. The consent decree also establishes minimum standards for conditions and services in adult shelters. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP Partners with the Legal Aid Society to Protect the Right to Lawful Emergency Shelter for Homeless Single Men and Women  

In 1981, the Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society settled landmark litigation, Callahan v. Carey, with a consent decree which requires New York City to provide emergency shelter to each man who is homeless by reason of physical, mental or social dysfunction or who meets the need standard for public assistance. Two years later, the case of Eldredge v. Koch extended this right to shelter to homeless women. The consent decree also establishes minimum standards for conditions and services in adult shelters. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Goldman Sachs and Shearman & Sterling LLP for Work with the Veterans Assistance Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) and Shearman & Sterling LLP for their work with the Veterans Assistance Project (the Project). Forty attorneys from both firms have participated in the partnership by gaining accreditation from the Veterans Administration, attending a training session, interviewing clients at legal clinics, and working on on-going cases. So far, nineteen disabled veterans and family members have been assisted by the team. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Goldman Sachs and Shearman & Sterling LLP for Work with the Veterans Assistance Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) and Shearman & Sterling LLP for their work with the Veterans Assistance Project (the Project). Forty attorneys from both firms have participated in the partnership by gaining accreditation from the Veterans Administration, attending a training session, interviewing clients at legal clinics, and working on on-going cases. So far, nineteen disabled veterans and family members have been assisted by the team. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Goldman Sachs and Shearman & Sterling LLP for Work with the Veterans Assistance Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) and Shearman & Sterling LLP for their work with the Veterans Assistance Project (the Project). Forty attorneys from both firms have participated in the partnership by gaining accreditation from the Veterans Administration, attending a training session, interviewing clients at legal clinics, and working on on-going cases. So far, nineteen disabled veterans and family members have been assisted by the team. Learn more

March Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Goldman Sachs and Shearman & Sterling LLP for Work with the Veterans Assistance Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) and Shearman & Sterling LLP for their work with the Veterans Assistance Project (the Project). Forty attorneys from both firms have participated in the partnership by gaining accreditation from the Veterans Administration, attending a training session, interviewing clients at legal clinics, and working on on-going cases. So far, nineteen disabled veterans and family members have been assisted by the team. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell Attorney Secures Benefits for Severly Disabled Woman  

When Kevin VanLandingham, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell who provides pro bono services to NYLAG clients, met Ms. L, he was eager to provide her with the substantial legal assistance that he knew she would require. Ms. L is a 60 year old woman with severe mental and physical disabilities including depression, Hepatitis C, several fractures sustained from falls, severe anemia and a brain tumor. Ms. L, however, had difficultly communicating her impairments and needed significant help securing the benefits to which she was entitled. Ms. L's initial application for Social Security Disability had been approved, but after undergoing "quality assurance" review, the decision was reversed due to the inability to determine the severity of her condition. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell Attorney Secures Benefits for Severly Disabled Woman  

When Kevin VanLandingham, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell who provides pro bono services to NYLAG clients, met Ms. L, he was eager to provide her with the substantial legal assistance that he knew she would require. Ms. L is a 60 year old woman with severe mental and physical disabilities including depression, Hepatitis C, several fractures sustained from falls, severe anemia and a brain tumor. Ms. L, however, had difficultly communicating her impairments and needed significant help securing the benefits to which she was entitled. Ms. L's initial application for Social Security Disability had been approved, but after undergoing "quality assurance" review, the decision was reversed due to the inability to determine the severity of her condition. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell Attorney Secures Benefits for Severly Disabled Woman  

When Kevin VanLandingham, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell who provides pro bono services to NYLAG clients, met Ms. L, he was eager to provide her with the substantial legal assistance that he knew she would require. Ms. L is a 60 year old woman with severe mental and physical disabilities including depression, Hepatitis C, several fractures sustained from falls, severe anemia and a brain tumor. Ms. L, however, had difficultly communicating her impairments and needed significant help securing the benefits to which she was entitled. Ms. L's initial application for Social Security Disability had been approved, but after undergoing "quality assurance" review, the decision was reversed due to the inability to determine the severity of her condition. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Davis Polk & Wardwell Attorney Secures Benefits for Severly Disabled Woman  

When Kevin VanLandingham, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell who provides pro bono services to NYLAG clients, met Ms. L, he was eager to provide her with the substantial legal assistance that he knew she would require. Ms. L is a 60 year old woman with severe mental and physical disabilities including depression, Hepatitis C, several fractures sustained from falls, severe anemia and a brain tumor. Ms. L, however, had difficultly communicating her impairments and needed significant help securing the benefits to which she was entitled. Ms. L's initial application for Social Security Disability had been approved, but after undergoing "quality assurance" review, the decision was reversed due to the inability to determine the severity of her condition. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Proskauer Rose Associate Gary Kovacs Quashes Florida Warrant Enabling Permanent Resident to Proceed With His Application For Cancellation of Removal  

A Dominican man, who has been a permanent resident for twenty-five years and had a United States citizen adult child, was detained for removal in 2007 after being arrested for alleged drug possession. The Legal Aid Society filed for cancellation of removal, but the Immigration Judge, without holding a hearing, found that two drug possession convictions were equivalent to an aggravated felony, making this long-time permanent resident ineligible for cancellation of removal. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Proskauer Rose Associate Gary Kovacs Quashes Florida Warrant Enabling Permanent Resident to Proceed With His Application For Cancellation of Removal  

A Dominican man, who has been a permanent resident for twenty-five years and had a United States citizen adult child, was detained for removal in 2007 after being arrested for alleged drug possession. The Legal Aid Society filed for cancellation of removal, but the Immigration Judge, without holding a hearing, found that two drug possession convictions were equivalent to an aggravated felony, making this long-time permanent resident ineligible for cancellation of removal. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Proskauer Rose Associate Gary Kovacs Quashes Florida Warrant Enabling Permanent Resident to Proceed With His Application For Cancellation of Removal  

A Dominican man, who has been a permanent resident for twenty-five years and had a United States citizen adult child, was detained for removal in 2007 after being arrested for alleged drug possession. The Legal Aid Society filed for cancellation of removal, but the Immigration Judge, without holding a hearing, found that two drug possession convictions were equivalent to an aggravated felony, making this long-time permanent resident ineligible for cancellation of removal. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: Proskauer Rose Associate Gary Kovacs Quashes Florida Warrant Enabling Permanent Resident to Proceed With His Application For Cancellation of Removal  

A Dominican man, who has been a permanent resident for twenty-five years and had a United States citizen adult child, was detained for removal in 2007 after being arrested for alleged drug possession. The Legal Aid Society filed for cancellation of removal, but the Immigration Judge, without holding a hearing, found that two drug possession convictions were equivalent to an aggravated felony, making this long-time permanent resident ineligible for cancellation of removal. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors R. Diego Velazquez for Work on Behalf of Client Facing Foreclosure  

Mr. L was one of the very first clients to be seen by the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network when it opened its doors in the summer of 2008. Referred to the project by Justice Alice Schlesinger, he was in serious arrears on both his mortgage and the common charges on his condominium, and there did not appear to be much hope for him. Diego Velazquez, whose regular practice consists of commercial litigation and insurance defense, had never handled a foreclosure matter before, but newly trained by the project, he agreed to take Mr. L's case. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors R. Diego Velazquez for Work on Behalf of Client Facing Foreclosure  

Mr. L was one of the very first clients to be seen by the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network when it opened its doors in the summer of 2008. Referred to the project by Justice Alice Schlesinger, he was in serious arrears on both his mortgage and the common charges on his condominium, and there did not appear to be much hope for him. Diego Velazquez, whose regular practice consists of commercial litigation and insurance defense, had never handled a foreclosure matter before, but newly trained by the project, he agreed to take Mr. L's case. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors R. Diego Velazquez for Work on Behalf of Client Facing Foreclosure  

Mr. L was one of the very first clients to be seen by the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network when it opened its doors in the summer of 2008. Referred to the project by Justice Alice Schlesinger, he was in serious arrears on both his mortgage and the common charges on his condominium, and there did not appear to be much hope for him. Diego Velazquez, whose regular practice consists of commercial litigation and insurance defense, had never handled a foreclosure matter before, but newly trained by the project, he agreed to take Mr. L's case. Learn more

January Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors R. Diego Velazquez for Work on Behalf of Client Facing Foreclosure  

Mr. L was one of the very first clients to be seen by the Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network when it opened its doors in the summer of 2008. Referred to the project by Justice Alice Schlesinger, he was in serious arrears on both his mortgage and the common charges on his condominium, and there did not appear to be much hope for him. Diego Velazquez, whose regular practice consists of commercial litigation and insurance defense, had never handled a foreclosure matter before, but newly trained by the project, he agreed to take Mr. L's case. Learn more

Nov/Dec 2009 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Associates for Work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Ben Kusmin and Lauren Fishman of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP for their work on behalf of homeless women and children. Together, the two have led the firm's involvement with the Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Learn more

Nov/Dec 2009 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Associates for Work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Ben Kusmin and Lauren Fishman of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP for their work on behalf of homeless women and children. Together, the two have led the firm's involvement with the Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Learn more

Nov/Dec 2009 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Associates for Work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Ben Kusmin and Lauren Fishman of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP for their work on behalf of homeless women and children. Together, the two have led the firm's involvement with the Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Learn more

Nov/Dec 2009 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center Honors Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Associates for Work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Ben Kusmin and Lauren Fishman of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP for their work on behalf of homeless women and children. Together, the two have led the firm's involvement with the Justice Center's Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Learn more

Nov/Dec Volunteer Feature: Shearman & Sterling Obtains Important Appellate Ruling For Criminal Defendants And Crucial Benefits For Physically And Mentally Disabled New Yorkers  

On October 27th, a team of Shearman & Sterling attorneys, working in conjunction with The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau, won a resounding victory in the New York Court of Appeals. A unanimous bench reversed a first-degree robbery conviction because the trial judge had improperly barred the testimony of a qualified scientific expert pertaining to the difficulties inherent with eyewitness identification. The defendant, Mr. Quentin Abney, had been accused of committing a subway robbery that lasted only a few seconds, against a stranger. The prosecution submitted no physical or forensic evidence that connected Mr. Abney to the crime and, at trial, the defense presented strong evidence that Mr. Abney was picking up his stepdaughter at a Brooklyn day care center around the time of the incident. Only the identification testimony of the victim linked Mr. Abney to the crime. Nonetheless, the trial judge steadfastly refused repeated defense requests to present expert testimony about the potential unreliability of such evidence. As a result, the jury convicted Mr. Abney and he was serving a 20-years-to-life sentence. Learn more

Nov/Dec Volunteer Feature: Shearman & Sterling Obtains Important Appellate Ruling For Criminal Defendants And Crucial Benefits For Physically And Mentally Disabled New Yorkers  

On October 27th, a team of Shearman & Sterling attorneys, working in conjunction with The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau, won a resounding victory in the New York Court of Appeals. A unanimous bench reversed a first-degree robbery conviction because the trial judge had improperly barred the testimony of a qualified scientific expert pertaining to the difficulties inherent with eyewitness identification. The defendant, Mr. Quentin Abney, had been accused of committing a subway robbery that lasted only a few seconds, against a stranger. The prosecution submitted no physical or forensic evidence that connected Mr. Abney to the crime and, at trial, the defense presented strong evidence that Mr. Abney was picking up his stepdaughter at a Brooklyn day care center around the time of the incident. Only the identification testimony of the victim linked Mr. Abney to the crime. Nonetheless, the trial judge steadfastly refused repeated defense requests to present expert testimony about the potential unreliability of such evidence. As a result, the jury convicted Mr. Abney and he was serving a 20-years-to-life sentence. Learn more

Nov/Dec Volunteer Feature: Shearman & Sterling Obtains Important Appellate Ruling For Criminal Defendants And Crucial Benefits For Physically And Mentally Disabled New Yorkers  

On October 27th, a team of Shearman & Sterling attorneys, working in conjunction with The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau, won a resounding victory in the New York Court of Appeals. A unanimous bench reversed a first-degree robbery conviction because the trial judge had improperly barred the testimony of a qualified scientific expert pertaining to the difficulties inherent with eyewitness identification. The defendant, Mr. Quentin Abney, had been accused of committing a subway robbery that lasted only a few seconds, against a stranger. The prosecution submitted no physical or forensic evidence that connected Mr. Abney to the crime and, at trial, the defense presented strong evidence that Mr. Abney was picking up his stepdaughter at a Brooklyn day care center around the time of the incident. Only the identification testimony of the victim linked Mr. Abney to the crime. Nonetheless, the trial judge steadfastly refused repeated defense requests to present expert testimony about the potential unreliability of such evidence. As a result, the jury convicted Mr. Abney and he was serving a 20-years-to-life sentence. Learn more

Nov/Dec Volunteer Feature: Shearman & Sterling Obtains Important Appellate Ruling For Criminal Defendants And Crucial Benefits For Physically And Mentally Disabled New Yorkers  

On October 27th, a team of Shearman & Sterling attorneys, working in conjunction with The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Appeals Bureau, won a resounding victory in the New York Court of Appeals. A unanimous bench reversed a first-degree robbery conviction because the trial judge had improperly barred the testimony of a qualified scientific expert pertaining to the difficulties inherent with eyewitness identification. The defendant, Mr. Quentin Abney, had been accused of committing a subway robbery that lasted only a few seconds, against a stranger. The prosecution submitted no physical or forensic evidence that connected Mr. Abney to the crime and, at trial, the defense presented strong evidence that Mr. Abney was picking up his stepdaughter at a Brooklyn day care center around the time of the incident. Only the identification testimony of the victim linked Mr. Abney to the crime. Nonetheless, the trial judge steadfastly refused repeated defense requests to present expert testimony about the potential unreliability of such evidence. As a result, the jury convicted Mr. Abney and he was serving a 20-years-to-life sentence. Learn more

October Volunteer Feature: Second Acts® Attorney Helps Senior Citizen Regain Deed to Home and Life Savings  

Roger Hawke, a retired partner formerly with Sidley Austin LLP, is a Second Acts® attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office for the Aging ("BOFTA"). Second Acts® is a pilot project, funded by the Pro Bono Institute, to establish innovative and replicable public interest law opportunities for transitioning and retired attorneys. Since January of 2009, he has worked two days a week with BOFTA, providing outstanding legal assistance to low-income elderly Brooklyn residents and expanding the office's scope of services. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: Second Acts® Attorney Helps Senior Citizen Regain Deed to Home and Life Savings  

Roger Hawke, a retired partner formerly with Sidley Austin LLP, is a Second Acts® attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office for the Aging ("BOFTA"). Second Acts® is a pilot project, funded by the Pro Bono Institute, to establish innovative and replicable public interest law opportunities for transitioning and retired attorneys. Since January of 2009, he has worked two days a week with BOFTA, providing outstanding legal assistance to low-income elderly Brooklyn residents and expanding the office's scope of services. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: Second Acts® Attorney Helps Senior Citizen Regain Deed to Home and Life Savings  

Roger Hawke, a retired partner formerly with Sidley Austin LLP, is a Second Acts® attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office for the Aging ("BOFTA"). Second Acts® is a pilot project, funded by the Pro Bono Institute, to establish innovative and replicable public interest law opportunities for transitioning and retired attorneys. Since January of 2009, he has worked two days a week with BOFTA, providing outstanding legal assistance to low-income elderly Brooklyn residents and expanding the office's scope of services. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: Second Acts® Attorney Helps Senior Citizen Regain Deed to Home and Life Savings  

Roger Hawke, a retired partner formerly with Sidley Austin LLP, is a Second Acts® attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Brooklyn Office for the Aging ("BOFTA"). Second Acts® is a pilot project, funded by the Pro Bono Institute, to establish innovative and replicable public interest law opportunities for transitioning and retired attorneys. Since January of 2009, he has worked two days a week with BOFTA, providing outstanding legal assistance to low-income elderly Brooklyn residents and expanding the office's scope of services. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dewey & LeBouef Attorneys for Outstanding Work with the Refugee Assistance Project  

Lauren Petersen_Julia PizziThe City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor two attorneys from Dewey & LeBouef for their outstanding work with the Refugee Assistance Project. Lauren Petersen and Julia Pizzi, two Dewey & LeBouef associates, recently won a difficult case on behalf of a Nepali refugee who had been detained upon entry to the United States. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dewey & LeBouef Attorneys for Outstanding Work with the Refugee Assistance Project  

Lauren Petersen_Julia PizziThe City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor two attorneys from Dewey & LeBouef for their outstanding work with the Refugee Assistance Project. Lauren Petersen and Julia Pizzi, two Dewey & LeBouef associates, recently won a difficult case on behalf of a Nepali refugee who had been detained upon entry to the United States. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dewey & LeBouef Attorneys for Outstanding Work with the Refugee Assistance Project  

Lauren Petersen_Julia PizziThe City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor two attorneys from Dewey & LeBouef for their outstanding work with the Refugee Assistance Project. Lauren Petersen and Julia Pizzi, two Dewey & LeBouef associates, recently won a difficult case on behalf of a Nepali refugee who had been detained upon entry to the United States. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dewey & LeBouef Attorneys for Outstanding Work with the Refugee Assistance Project  

Lauren Petersen_Julia PizziThe City Bar Justice Center is proud to honor two attorneys from Dewey & LeBouef for their outstanding work with the Refugee Assistance Project. Lauren Petersen and Julia Pizzi, two Dewey & LeBouef associates, recently won a difficult case on behalf of a Nepali refugee who had been detained upon entry to the United States. Learn more.

July/August Volunteer Feature: Latham & Watkins LLP Real Estate Practice is Working to Preserve Affordable Housing in Upper Manhattan  

In response to the real estate market's economic downturn and its consequences for low-income homeowners, Latham & Watkins LLP decided to expand the real estate practice's pro bono work. The firm's expertise became the perfect complement to the legal services being provided by The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project's ("CDP") Adopt-A-Coop Pro Bono program. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: Latham & Watkins LLP Real Estate Practice is Working to Preserve Affordable Housing in Upper Manhattan  

In response to the real estate market's economic downturn and its consequences for low-income homeowners, Latham & Watkins LLP decided to expand the real estate practice's pro bono work. The firm's expertise became the perfect complement to the legal services being provided by The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project's ("CDP") Adopt-A-Coop Pro Bono program. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: Latham & Watkins LLP Real Estate Practice is Working to Preserve Affordable Housing in Upper Manhattan  

In response to the real estate market's economic downturn and its consequences for low-income homeowners, Latham & Watkins LLP decided to expand the real estate practice's pro bono work. The firm's expertise became the perfect complement to the legal services being provided by The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project's ("CDP") Adopt-A-Coop Pro Bono program. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: Latham & Watkins LLP Real Estate Practice is Working to Preserve Affordable Housing in Upper Manhattan  

In response to the real estate market's economic downturn and its consequences for low-income homeowners, Latham & Watkins LLP decided to expand the real estate practice's pro bono work. The firm's expertise became the perfect complement to the legal services being provided by The Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project's ("CDP") Adopt-A-Coop Pro Bono program. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Danny Gomez for His Work On Behalf of Low-Income Seniors  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Daniel (Danny) Gomez of Verizon for his commitment to the Elderlaw Project. Danny became an Elderlaw Project volunteer in early 2008, and by the end of December of that year had spent over fifty hours providing pro bono legal services to five of the Project's clients. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Danny Gomez for His Work On Behalf of Low-Income Seniors  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Daniel (Danny) Gomez of Verizon for his commitment to the Elderlaw Project. Danny became an Elderlaw Project volunteer in early 2008, and by the end of December of that year had spent over fifty hours providing pro bono legal services to five of the Project's clients. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Danny Gomez for His Work On Behalf of Low-Income Seniors  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Daniel (Danny) Gomez of Verizon for his commitment to the Elderlaw Project. Danny became an Elderlaw Project volunteer in early 2008, and by the end of December of that year had spent over fifty hours providing pro bono legal services to five of the Project's clients. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Danny Gomez for His Work On Behalf of Low-Income Seniors  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Daniel (Danny) Gomez of Verizon for his commitment to the Elderlaw Project. Danny became an Elderlaw Project volunteer in early 2008, and by the end of December of that year had spent over fifty hours providing pro bono legal services to five of the Project's clients. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Paul Weiss Attorneys for their Work on Behalf of Survivors of Human Trafficking  

An astounding 27 partners, associates and paralegals from Paul Weiss' corporate department are working with the City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Women & Children Project ("IWC") to assist survivors of human trafficking with their applications for lawful permanent residency. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Paul Weiss Attorneys for their Work on Behalf of Survivors of Human Trafficking  

An astounding 27 partners, associates and paralegals from Paul Weiss' corporate department are working with the City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Women & Children Project ("IWC") to assist survivors of human trafficking with their applications for lawful permanent residency. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Paul Weiss Attorneys for their Work on Behalf of Survivors of Human Trafficking  

An astounding 27 partners, associates and paralegals from Paul Weiss' corporate department are working with the City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Women & Children Project ("IWC") to assist survivors of human trafficking with their applications for lawful permanent residency. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Recognizes Paul Weiss Attorneys for their Work on Behalf of Survivors of Human Trafficking  

An astounding 27 partners, associates and paralegals from Paul Weiss' corporate department are working with the City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Women & Children Project ("IWC") to assist survivors of human trafficking with their applications for lawful permanent residency. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Partnership established with Dechert, Patterson Belknap Tyler and Webb, Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable  

The Legal Aid Society has established a pro bono partnership with Dechert; Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb; Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable to represent existing tenants with Section 8 vouchers who are being harmed by their landlords' discriminatory practices. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Partnership established with Dechert, Patterson Belknap Tyler and Webb, Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable  

The Legal Aid Society has established a pro bono partnership with Dechert; Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb; Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable to represent existing tenants with Section 8 vouchers who are being harmed by their landlords' discriminatory practices. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Partnership established with Dechert, Patterson Belknap Tyler and Webb, Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable  

The Legal Aid Society has established a pro bono partnership with Dechert; Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb; Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable to represent existing tenants with Section 8 vouchers who are being harmed by their landlords' discriminatory practices. Learn more

June Volunteer Feature: Pro Bono Partnership established with Dechert, Patterson Belknap Tyler and Webb, Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable  

The Legal Aid Society has established a pro bono partnership with Dechert; Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb; Seyfarth Shaw, and Venable to represent existing tenants with Section 8 vouchers who are being harmed by their landlords' discriminatory practices. Learn more

May Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors the Founding Firms of the Varick Street Know Your Rights Immigration Project  

Because there is still no right to counsel for immigrants in U.S. detention facilities, and concerned that Varick Street detainees are quickly moved to areas of the country where there is even less access to counsel, The City Bar Justice Center, in collaboration with the Pro Bono Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter and the Legal Aid Society, launched the "NYC Know Your Rights" project at Varick Street. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors the Founding Firms of the Varick Street Know Your Rights Immigration Project  

Because there is still no right to counsel for immigrants in U.S. detention facilities, and concerned that Varick Street detainees are quickly moved to areas of the country where there is even less access to counsel, The City Bar Justice Center, in collaboration with the Pro Bono Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter and the Legal Aid Society, launched the "NYC Know Your Rights" project at Varick Street. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors the Founding Firms of the Varick Street Know Your Rights Immigration Project  

Because there is still no right to counsel for immigrants in U.S. detention facilities, and concerned that Varick Street detainees are quickly moved to areas of the country where there is even less access to counsel, The City Bar Justice Center, in collaboration with the Pro Bono Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter and the Legal Aid Society, launched the "NYC Know Your Rights" project at Varick Street. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors the Founding Firms of the Varick Street Know Your Rights Immigration Project  

Because there is still no right to counsel for immigrants in U.S. detention facilities, and concerned that Varick Street detainees are quickly moved to areas of the country where there is even less access to counsel, The City Bar Justice Center, in collaboration with the Pro Bono Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter and the Legal Aid Society, launched the "NYC Know Your Rights" project at Varick Street. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: Kaye Scholer LLP Receives the 2009 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award  

On May 1, 2009, Kaye Scholer was recognized by The New York State Bar Association for the firm's exceptional commitment to pro bono, as evidenced by the attorneys in the New York office in 2008 performing 27,115 hours of pro bono work - an average of 79 hours per attorney. Kaye Scholer's dedication to pro bono and its impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers made it an outstanding recipient of the 2009 New York State Bar Association President's large law firm pro bono services award. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: Kaye Scholer LLP Receives the 2009 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award  

On May 1, 2009, Kaye Scholer was recognized by The New York State Bar Association for the firm's exceptional commitment to pro bono, as evidenced by the attorneys in the New York office in 2008 performing 27,115 hours of pro bono work - an average of 79 hours per attorney. Kaye Scholer's dedication to pro bono and its impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers made it an outstanding recipient of the 2009 New York State Bar Association President's large law firm pro bono services award. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: Kaye Scholer LLP Receives the 2009 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award  

On May 1, 2009, Kaye Scholer was recognized by The New York State Bar Association for the firm's exceptional commitment to pro bono, as evidenced by the attorneys in the New York office in 2008 performing 27,115 hours of pro bono work - an average of 79 hours per attorney. Kaye Scholer's dedication to pro bono and its impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers made it an outstanding recipient of the 2009 New York State Bar Association President's large law firm pro bono services award. Learn More

May Volunteer Feature: Kaye Scholer LLP Receives the 2009 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award  

On May 1, 2009, Kaye Scholer was recognized by The New York State Bar Association for the firm's exceptional commitment to pro bono, as evidenced by the attorneys in the New York office in 2008 performing 27,115 hours of pro bono work - an average of 79 hours per attorney. Kaye Scholer's dedication to pro bono and its impact on the lives of low-income New Yorkers made it an outstanding recipient of the 2009 New York State Bar Association President's large law firm pro bono services award. Learn More

April Volunteer Feature: NYLAG Volunteer Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP Secures Asylum for Torture Victim  

John Rousakis, Counsel at O'Melveny and Myers, recently assisted NYLAG client Mr. B, a political refugee from Guinea, in obtaining asylum in the United States.

April Volunteer Feature: NYLAG Volunteer Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP Secures Asylum for Torture Victim  

John Rousakis, Counsel at O'Melveny and Myers, recently assisted NYLAG client Mr. B, a political refugee from Guinea, in obtaining asylum in the United States.

April Volunteer Feature: NYLAG Volunteer Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP Secures Asylum for Torture Victim  

John Rousakis, Counsel at O'Melveny and Myers, recently assisted NYLAG client Mr. B, a political refugee from Guinea, in obtaining asylum in the United States.

April Volunteer Feature: NYLAG Volunteer Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP Secures Asylum for Torture Victim  

John Rousakis, Counsel at O'Melveny and Myers, recently assisted NYLAG client Mr. B, a political refugee from Guinea, in obtaining asylum in the United States.

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell at Annual Gala  

On April 7th, in a Bar Association Building made festive with chandeliers, colored lights and gin fizzes, over 500 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono embodied by Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell. Learn More
Gregory Palm, Patricia Hynes, and H. Rodgin Cohen

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell at Annual Gala  

On April 7th, in a Bar Association Building made festive with chandeliers, colored lights and gin fizzes, over 500 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono embodied by Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell. Learn More
Gregory Palm, Patricia Hynes, and H. Rodgin Cohen

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell at Annual Gala  

On April 7th, in a Bar Association Building made festive with chandeliers, colored lights and gin fizzes, over 500 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono embodied by Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell. Learn More
Gregory Palm, Patricia Hynes, and H. Rodgin Cohen

April Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center is Proud to Honor Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell at Annual Gala  

On April 7th, in a Bar Association Building made festive with chandeliers, colored lights and gin fizzes, over 500 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the Justice Center and commitment to pro bono embodied by Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell. Learn More
Gregory Palm, Patricia Hynes, and H. Rodgin Cohen

March Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center and the Legal Aid Society Honor Women Partners/Leaders for Access to Justice in Recognition of Women's History Month  

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The City Bar Justice Center and The Legal Aid Society recognize the women whose careers have personified the profession's commitment to public service. This outstanding group of attorneys have guided their firm's pro bono efforts, spent countless hours representing vulnerable children and families, assisted nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to impoverished communities, and expanded access to justice for all New Yorkers. We express deep gratitude to all and specifically to Patricia M. Hynes of Allen & Overy LLP, the current President of the Association of The Bar of the City of New York and past Chair of The Legal Aid Society. Learn More

March Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center and the Legal Aid Society Honor Women Partners/Leaders for Access to Justice in Recognition of Women's History Month  

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The City Bar Justice Center and The Legal Aid Society recognize the women whose careers have personified the profession's commitment to public service. This outstanding group of attorneys have guided their firm's pro bono efforts, spent countless hours representing vulnerable children and families, assisted nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to impoverished communities, and expanded access to justice for all New Yorkers. We express deep gratitude to all and specifically to Patricia M. Hynes of Allen & Overy LLP, the current President of the Association of The Bar of the City of New York and past Chair of The Legal Aid Society. Learn More

March Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center and the Legal Aid Society Honor Women Partners/Leaders for Access to Justice in Recognition of Women's History Month  

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The City Bar Justice Center and The Legal Aid Society recognize the women whose careers have personified the profession's commitment to public service. This outstanding group of attorneys have guided their firm's pro bono efforts, spent countless hours representing vulnerable children and families, assisted nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to impoverished communities, and expanded access to justice for all New Yorkers. We express deep gratitude to all and specifically to Patricia M. Hynes of Allen & Overy LLP, the current President of the Association of The Bar of the City of New York and past Chair of The Legal Aid Society. Learn More

March Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center and the Legal Aid Society Honor Women Partners/Leaders for Access to Justice in Recognition of Women's History Month  

In celebration of National Women's History Month, The City Bar Justice Center and The Legal Aid Society recognize the women whose careers have personified the profession's commitment to public service. This outstanding group of attorneys have guided their firm's pro bono efforts, spent countless hours representing vulnerable children and families, assisted nonprofit organizations that provide vital services to impoverished communities, and expanded access to justice for all New Yorkers. We express deep gratitude to all and specifically to Patricia M. Hynes of Allen & Overy LLP, the current President of the Association of The Bar of the City of New York and past Chair of The Legal Aid Society. Learn More

February Volunteer Feature: Weil Gotshal & Manges Wins Jury Verdict of $750,000 for Abused Inmate  

Jason Lichter and Cecilia ("Sas") Silver, supervised by Vernon Broderick, won a resounding victory for an abused inmate who was beaten brutally by five corrections officers at the Fishkill Correctional Facility. The beating occurred while the prisoner was handcuffed and resulted in at least twelve (12) medically documented injuries to his face, jaw, abdomen, and back. The Legal Aid Society, which had been contacted by the prisoner, referred the case to Weil Gotshal and provided mentoring through its Prisoners' Rights Practice. Learn More

February Volunteer Feature: Weil Gotshal & Manges Wins Jury Verdict of $750,000 for Abused Inmate  

Jason Lichter and Cecilia ("Sas") Silver, supervised by Vernon Broderick, won a resounding victory for an abused inmate who was beaten brutally by five corrections officers at the Fishkill Correctional Facility. The beating occurred while the prisoner was handcuffed and resulted in at least twelve (12) medically documented injuries to his face, jaw, abdomen, and back. The Legal Aid Society, which had been contacted by the prisoner, referred the case to Weil Gotshal and provided mentoring through its Prisoners' Rights Practice. Learn More

February Volunteer Feature: Weil Gotshal & Manges Wins Jury Verdict of $750,000 for Abused Inmate  

Jason Lichter and Cecilia ("Sas") Silver, supervised by Vernon Broderick, won a resounding victory for an abused inmate who was beaten brutally by five corrections officers at the Fishkill Correctional Facility. The beating occurred while the prisoner was handcuffed and resulted in at least twelve (12) medically documented injuries to his face, jaw, abdomen, and back. The Legal Aid Society, which had been contacted by the prisoner, referred the case to Weil Gotshal and provided mentoring through its Prisoners' Rights Practice. Learn More

February Volunteer Feature: Weil Gotshal & Manges Wins Jury Verdict of $750,000 for Abused Inmate  

Jason Lichter and Cecilia ("Sas") Silver, supervised by Vernon Broderick, won a resounding victory for an abused inmate who was beaten brutally by five corrections officers at the Fishkill Correctional Facility. The beating occurred while the prisoner was handcuffed and resulted in at least twelve (12) medically documented injuries to his face, jaw, abdomen, and back. The Legal Aid Society, which had been contacted by the prisoner, referred the case to Weil Gotshal and provided mentoring through its Prisoners' Rights Practice. Learn More

February Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Howrey LLP for Outstanding Support of the Veterans Assistance Project  

One of the 11 firms that helped to found the Veteran's Assistance Project in the fall of 2007, Howrey attorneys continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of the City's low-income veterans. Led by partner Bill Purcell, the firm's attorneys have already taken on representation of eight veterans through the Project. One case in particular highlights Howrey's unyielding commitment to the highest level of advocacy. Learn More

(Photo of Bill Purcell, Partner at Howrey, LLP)

February Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Howrey LLP for Outstanding Support of the Veterans Assistance Project  

One of the 11 firms that helped to found the Veteran's Assistance Project in the fall of 2007, Howrey attorneys continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of the City's low-income veterans. Led by partner Bill Purcell, the firm's attorneys have already taken on representation of eight veterans through the Project. One case in particular highlights Howrey's unyielding commitment to the highest level of advocacy. Learn More

(Photo of Bill Purcell, Partner at Howrey, LLP)

February Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Howrey LLP for Outstanding Support of the Veterans Assistance Project  

One of the 11 firms that helped to found the Veteran's Assistance Project in the fall of 2007, Howrey attorneys continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of the City's low-income veterans. Led by partner Bill Purcell, the firm's attorneys have already taken on representation of eight veterans through the Project. One case in particular highlights Howrey's unyielding commitment to the highest level of advocacy. Learn More

(Photo of Bill Purcell, Partner at Howrey, LLP)

February Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Howrey LLP for Outstanding Support of the Veterans Assistance Project  

One of the 11 firms that helped to found the Veteran's Assistance Project in the fall of 2007, Howrey attorneys continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of the City's low-income veterans. Led by partner Bill Purcell, the firm's attorneys have already taken on representation of eight veterans through the Project. One case in particular highlights Howrey's unyielding commitment to the highest level of advocacy. Learn More

(Photo of Bill Purcell, Partner at Howrey, LLP)

December 2008/January 2009 Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dechert LLP for its Outstanding Support of Pro Bono  

Over the past couple of years, more than 80 Dechert attorneys have assisted the City Bar Justice Center in its mission to provide increased access to justice. Teams of volunteer attorneys have tirelessly assisted homeless clients trying to access or challenge denials of public benefits, immigrant victims of domestic violence seeking freedom from their abusers and legal status in the U.S., formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with the hidden consequences of having a criminal record, debt-burdened New Yorkers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and low-income microentrepreneurs who are in the initial stages of structuring a small business. Learn More
Suzanne Turner, Chair of Dechert's firm-wide pro bono practice.

December 2008/January 2009 Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dechert LLP for its Outstanding Support of Pro Bono  

Over the past couple of years, more than 80 Dechert attorneys have assisted the City Bar Justice Center in its mission to provide increased access to justice. Teams of volunteer attorneys have tirelessly assisted homeless clients trying to access or challenge denials of public benefits, immigrant victims of domestic violence seeking freedom from their abusers and legal status in the U.S., formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with the hidden consequences of having a criminal record, debt-burdened New Yorkers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and low-income microentrepreneurs who are in the initial stages of structuring a small business. Learn More
Suzanne Turner, Chair of Dechert's firm-wide pro bono practice.

December 2008/January 2009 Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dechert LLP for its Outstanding Support of Pro Bono  

Over the past couple of years, more than 80 Dechert attorneys have assisted the City Bar Justice Center in its mission to provide increased access to justice. Teams of volunteer attorneys have tirelessly assisted homeless clients trying to access or challenge denials of public benefits, immigrant victims of domestic violence seeking freedom from their abusers and legal status in the U.S., formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with the hidden consequences of having a criminal record, debt-burdened New Yorkers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and low-income microentrepreneurs who are in the initial stages of structuring a small business. Learn More
Suzanne Turner, Chair of Dechert's firm-wide pro bono practice.

December 2008/January 2009 Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Dechert LLP for its Outstanding Support of Pro Bono  

Over the past couple of years, more than 80 Dechert attorneys have assisted the City Bar Justice Center in its mission to provide increased access to justice. Teams of volunteer attorneys have tirelessly assisted homeless clients trying to access or challenge denials of public benefits, immigrant victims of domestic violence seeking freedom from their abusers and legal status in the U.S., formerly incarcerated individuals struggling with the hidden consequences of having a criminal record, debt-burdened New Yorkers filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and low-income microentrepreneurs who are in the initial stages of structuring a small business. Learn More
Suzanne Turner, Chair of Dechert's firm-wide pro bono practice.

December/January Volunteer Feature: Innovative Partnership with Goodwin Procter and PricewaterhouseCoopers Expands Pro Bono Menu for Nonprofits and Start-Up Businesses  

The private bar plays an instrumental role in the Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project ("CDP"), which provides business legal services for low-income clients, with attorneys from New York's leading law firms providing pro bono assistance on 75 % of the matters. Until recently, however, CDP lacked the financial and accounting expertise to advise community based nonprofits and low-income micro entrepreneurs on sound accounting practices. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), which recently joined the Legal Aid Society's Board of Directors, has made a commitment to fill this void and ensure clients operate with appropriate internal financial controls and transparency.

December/January Volunteer Feature: Innovative Partnership with Goodwin Procter and PricewaterhouseCoopers Expands Pro Bono Menu for Nonprofits and Start-Up Businesses  

The private bar plays an instrumental role in the Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project ("CDP"), which provides business legal services for low-income clients, with attorneys from New York's leading law firms providing pro bono assistance on 75 % of the matters. Until recently, however, CDP lacked the financial and accounting expertise to advise community based nonprofits and low-income micro entrepreneurs on sound accounting practices. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), which recently joined the Legal Aid Society's Board of Directors, has made a commitment to fill this void and ensure clients operate with appropriate internal financial controls and transparency.

December/January Volunteer Feature: Innovative Partnership with Goodwin Procter and PricewaterhouseCoopers Expands Pro Bono Menu for Nonprofits and Start-Up Businesses  

The private bar plays an instrumental role in the Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project ("CDP"), which provides business legal services for low-income clients, with attorneys from New York's leading law firms providing pro bono assistance on 75 % of the matters. Until recently, however, CDP lacked the financial and accounting expertise to advise community based nonprofits and low-income micro entrepreneurs on sound accounting practices. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), which recently joined the Legal Aid Society's Board of Directors, has made a commitment to fill this void and ensure clients operate with appropriate internal financial controls and transparency.

December/January Volunteer Feature: Innovative Partnership with Goodwin Procter and PricewaterhouseCoopers Expands Pro Bono Menu for Nonprofits and Start-Up Businesses  

The private bar plays an instrumental role in the Legal Aid Society's Community Development Project ("CDP"), which provides business legal services for low-income clients, with attorneys from New York's leading law firms providing pro bono assistance on 75 % of the matters. Until recently, however, CDP lacked the financial and accounting expertise to advise community based nonprofits and low-income micro entrepreneurs on sound accounting practices. Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), which recently joined the Legal Aid Society's Board of Directors, has made a commitment to fill this void and ensure clients operate with appropriate internal financial controls and transparency.

November Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Wendy Luftig for Her Work with the Cancer Advocacy Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Wendy Luftig, a health care attorney, for her outstanding work with the Cancer Advocacy Project. Wendy has been an active member of the Project since 1997, and has dedicated countless hours to assisting cancer patients, survivors and their families with challenging health care concerns. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Wendy Luftig for Her Work with the Cancer Advocacy Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Wendy Luftig, a health care attorney, for her outstanding work with the Cancer Advocacy Project. Wendy has been an active member of the Project since 1997, and has dedicated countless hours to assisting cancer patients, survivors and their families with challenging health care concerns. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Wendy Luftig for Her Work with the Cancer Advocacy Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Wendy Luftig, a health care attorney, for her outstanding work with the Cancer Advocacy Project. Wendy has been an active member of the Project since 1997, and has dedicated countless hours to assisting cancer patients, survivors and their families with challenging health care concerns. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Wendy Luftig for Her Work with the Cancer Advocacy Project  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Wendy Luftig, a health care attorney, for her outstanding work with the Cancer Advocacy Project. Wendy has been an active member of the Project since 1997, and has dedicated countless hours to assisting cancer patients, survivors and their families with challenging health care concerns. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP Partner with The Legal Aid Society on an Innovative Criminal Defense Project  

Under the leadership of Irwin Shaw, Attorney-in-Charge of the 150 attorney Manhattan office, nine mid-level associates from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP are devoting 30% of their time over a six-month period to Legal Aid's criminal defense practice. Each of the law firms has a litigation partner and/or senior counsel who oversees the project. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP Partner with The Legal Aid Society on an Innovative Criminal Defense Project  

Under the leadership of Irwin Shaw, Attorney-in-Charge of the 150 attorney Manhattan office, nine mid-level associates from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP are devoting 30% of their time over a six-month period to Legal Aid's criminal defense practice. Each of the law firms has a litigation partner and/or senior counsel who oversees the project. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP Partner with The Legal Aid Society on an Innovative Criminal Defense Project  

Under the leadership of Irwin Shaw, Attorney-in-Charge of the 150 attorney Manhattan office, nine mid-level associates from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP are devoting 30% of their time over a six-month period to Legal Aid's criminal defense practice. Each of the law firms has a litigation partner and/or senior counsel who oversees the project. Learn More

November Volunteer Feature: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP Partner with The Legal Aid Society on an Innovative Criminal Defense Project  

Under the leadership of Irwin Shaw, Attorney-in-Charge of the 150 attorney Manhattan office, nine mid-level associates from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and White & Case LLP are devoting 30% of their time over a six-month period to Legal Aid's criminal defense practice. Each of the law firms has a litigation partner and/or senior counsel who oversees the project. Learn More

October Feature Volunteer: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Merrill Lynch and Julie Fendo-Lauck for Continued Support of the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Julie Fendo-Lauck, Director of GMI Litigation at Merrill Lynch, for her outstanding work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Julie recruits attorneys from Merrill Lynch as well as from Skadden, Arps to represent homeless families residing at the Arbor Inn and St. Johns Place Family Center, two shelters serving some of the neediest families in New York City. Learn More.

October Feature Volunteer: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Merrill Lynch and Julie Fendo-Lauck for Continued Support of the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Julie Fendo-Lauck, Director of GMI Litigation at Merrill Lynch, for her outstanding work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Julie recruits attorneys from Merrill Lynch as well as from Skadden, Arps to represent homeless families residing at the Arbor Inn and St. Johns Place Family Center, two shelters serving some of the neediest families in New York City. Learn More.

October Feature Volunteer: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Merrill Lynch and Julie Fendo-Lauck for Continued Support of the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Julie Fendo-Lauck, Director of GMI Litigation at Merrill Lynch, for her outstanding work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Julie recruits attorneys from Merrill Lynch as well as from Skadden, Arps to represent homeless families residing at the Arbor Inn and St. Johns Place Family Center, two shelters serving some of the neediest families in New York City. Learn More.

October Feature Volunteer: The City Bar Justice Center Honors Merrill Lynch and Julie Fendo-Lauck for Continued Support of the Legal Clinic for the Homeless  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Julie Fendo-Lauck, Director of GMI Litigation at Merrill Lynch, for her outstanding work with the Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Julie recruits attorneys from Merrill Lynch as well as from Skadden, Arps to represent homeless families residing at the Arbor Inn and St. Johns Place Family Center, two shelters serving some of the neediest families in New York City. Learn More.

October Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Allen Joslyn and Jay Greenfield, Two Exemplary Second Acts® Attorneys  

Serving as quintessential models of a lifetime of dedication to the law and the public good, Jay Greenfield, of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Allen Joslyn, a retired partner from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, were honored on October 7, 2008 as the first recipients of The Legal Aid Society's Second Acts® Leadership Award. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Allen Joslyn and Jay Greenfield, Two Exemplary Second Acts® Attorneys  

Serving as quintessential models of a lifetime of dedication to the law and the public good, Jay Greenfield, of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Allen Joslyn, a retired partner from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, were honored on October 7, 2008 as the first recipients of The Legal Aid Society's Second Acts® Leadership Award. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Allen Joslyn and Jay Greenfield, Two Exemplary Second Acts® Attorneys  

Serving as quintessential models of a lifetime of dedication to the law and the public good, Jay Greenfield, of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Allen Joslyn, a retired partner from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, were honored on October 7, 2008 as the first recipients of The Legal Aid Society's Second Acts® Leadership Award. Learn more.

October Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Allen Joslyn and Jay Greenfield, Two Exemplary Second Acts® Attorneys  

Serving as quintessential models of a lifetime of dedication to the law and the public good, Jay Greenfield, of Counsel to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and Allen Joslyn, a retired partner from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, were honored on October 7, 2008 as the first recipients of The Legal Aid Society's Second Acts® Leadership Award. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Recognizes Outstanding Summer Associate Programs which Provided Advocacy, Advice, and Litigation Support  

Every year summer associates at leading New York City law firms represent Legal Aid clients who are seeking disability benefits and are fighting to preserve their subsidized apartments. This summer, pro bono participation reached a new level when summer associates from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP volunteered to provide comprehensive legal representation for fifty (50) low income New Yorkers. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Recognizes Outstanding Summer Associate Programs which Provided Advocacy, Advice, and Litigation Support  

Every year summer associates at leading New York City law firms represent Legal Aid clients who are seeking disability benefits and are fighting to preserve their subsidized apartments. This summer, pro bono participation reached a new level when summer associates from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP volunteered to provide comprehensive legal representation for fifty (50) low income New Yorkers. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Recognizes Outstanding Summer Associate Programs which Provided Advocacy, Advice, and Litigation Support  

Every year summer associates at leading New York City law firms represent Legal Aid clients who are seeking disability benefits and are fighting to preserve their subsidized apartments. This summer, pro bono participation reached a new level when summer associates from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP volunteered to provide comprehensive legal representation for fifty (50) low income New Yorkers. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Recognizes Outstanding Summer Associate Programs which Provided Advocacy, Advice, and Litigation Support  

Every year summer associates at leading New York City law firms represent Legal Aid clients who are seeking disability benefits and are fighting to preserve their subsidized apartments. This summer, pro bono participation reached a new level when summer associates from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Kaye Scholer LLP, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP volunteered to provide comprehensive legal representation for fifty (50) low income New Yorkers. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: Willkie Farr & Gallagher Associates Win Unprecedented Asylum Case  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Willkie Farr & Gallagher and attorneys Megan Hogan, Rachel Owens, and Avani Shah as outstanding volunteers for their work with the Refugee Assistance Project. These attorneys represented a young Chinese woman seeking asylum who had been in proceedings for almost 8 years. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: Willkie Farr & Gallagher Associates Win Unprecedented Asylum Case  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Willkie Farr & Gallagher and attorneys Megan Hogan, Rachel Owens, and Avani Shah as outstanding volunteers for their work with the Refugee Assistance Project. These attorneys represented a young Chinese woman seeking asylum who had been in proceedings for almost 8 years. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: Willkie Farr & Gallagher Associates Win Unprecedented Asylum Case  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Willkie Farr & Gallagher and attorneys Megan Hogan, Rachel Owens, and Avani Shah as outstanding volunteers for their work with the Refugee Assistance Project. These attorneys represented a young Chinese woman seeking asylum who had been in proceedings for almost 8 years. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: Willkie Farr & Gallagher Associates Win Unprecedented Asylum Case  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor Willkie Farr & Gallagher and attorneys Megan Hogan, Rachel Owens, and Avani Shah as outstanding volunteers for their work with the Refugee Assistance Project. These attorneys represented a young Chinese woman seeking asylum who had been in proceedings for almost 8 years. Learn more.

September Volunteer Feature: Fried Frank Fellowship at inMotion  

For the past year, Erin Abrams, Esq., a second-year litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has worked full-time with inMotion as the Fried Frank Fellow. Her ardent legal advocacy and forceful litigation skills have brought freedom, safety and financial security to 28 indigent women and their children-most of whom are victims of domestic violence-in highly contested divorces and family law cases. InMotion would like to share just two of Erin's hard-fought victories on behalf of inMotion clients living in Queens. Learn more.

This article has been reprinted with special permission from What's New, Summer 2008, inMotion, Inc.

September Volunteer Feature: Fried Frank Fellowship at inMotion  

For the past year, Erin Abrams, Esq., a second-year litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has worked full-time with inMotion as the Fried Frank Fellow. Her ardent legal advocacy and forceful litigation skills have brought freedom, safety and financial security to 28 indigent women and their children-most of whom are victims of domestic violence-in highly contested divorces and family law cases. InMotion would like to share just two of Erin's hard-fought victories on behalf of inMotion clients living in Queens. Learn more.

This article has been reprinted with special permission from What's New, Summer 2008, inMotion, Inc.

September Volunteer Feature: Fried Frank Fellowship at inMotion  

For the past year, Erin Abrams, Esq., a second-year litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has worked full-time with inMotion as the Fried Frank Fellow. Her ardent legal advocacy and forceful litigation skills have brought freedom, safety and financial security to 28 indigent women and their children-most of whom are victims of domestic violence-in highly contested divorces and family law cases. InMotion would like to share just two of Erin's hard-fought victories on behalf of inMotion clients living in Queens. Learn more.

This article has been reprinted with special permission from What's New, Summer 2008, inMotion, Inc.

September Volunteer Feature: Fried Frank Fellowship at inMotion  

For the past year, Erin Abrams, Esq., a second-year litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has worked full-time with inMotion as the Fried Frank Fellow. Her ardent legal advocacy and forceful litigation skills have brought freedom, safety and financial security to 28 indigent women and their children-most of whom are victims of domestic violence-in highly contested divorces and family law cases. InMotion would like to share just two of Erin's hard-fought victories on behalf of inMotion clients living in Queens. Learn more.

This article has been reprinted with special permission from What's New, Summer 2008, inMotion, Inc.

Kaye Scholer Attorney Wins New Parole Hearing and Subsequent Release for Exemplary Inmate  

Jacqueline Arana, an associate with Kaye Scholer LLP working pro bono with the Legal Aid Society, filed an Article 78 petition against the parole board on behalf of Jack South, challenging the arbitrariness of the most recent denial of parole. Mr. South, who receieved a bachelor's and master's degrees followed by a doctorate in theology, overcame a heroin addiction and counseled other prisoners, yet had been denied parole six times. With the help of Ms. Arana, Mr. South was victorious at his recent hearing and will be released from prison shortly

Kaye Scholer Attorney Wins New Parole Hearing and Subsequent Release for Exemplary Inmate  

Jacqueline Arana, an associate with Kaye Scholer LLP working pro bono with the Legal Aid Society, filed an Article 78 petition against the parole board on behalf of Jack South, challenging the arbitrariness of the most recent denial of parole. Mr. South, who receieved a bachelor's and master's degrees followed by a doctorate in theology, overcame a heroin addiction and counseled other prisoners, yet had been denied parole six times. With the help of Ms. Arana, Mr. South was victorious at his recent hearing and will be released from prison shortly

Kaye Scholer Attorney Wins New Parole Hearing and Subsequent Release for Exemplary Inmate  

Jacqueline Arana, an associate with Kaye Scholer LLP working pro bono with the Legal Aid Society, filed an Article 78 petition against the parole board on behalf of Jack South, challenging the arbitrariness of the most recent denial of parole. Mr. South, who receieved a bachelor's and master's degrees followed by a doctorate in theology, overcame a heroin addiction and counseled other prisoners, yet had been denied parole six times. With the help of Ms. Arana, Mr. South was victorious at his recent hearing and will be released from prison shortly

Kaye Scholer Attorney Wins New Parole Hearing and Subsequent Release for Exemplary Inmate  

Jacqueline Arana, an associate with Kaye Scholer LLP working pro bono with the Legal Aid Society, filed an Article 78 petition against the parole board on behalf of Jack South, challenging the arbitrariness of the most recent denial of parole. Mr. South, who receieved a bachelor's and master's degrees followed by a doctorate in theology, overcame a heroin addiction and counseled other prisoners, yet had been denied parole six times. With the help of Ms. Arana, Mr. South was victorious at his recent hearing and will be released from prison shortly

July/August Volunteer Feature: American Express Volunteers Work to Empower and Educate Low-Income Microentrepreneurs  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor American Express as an outstanding volunteer for their work with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP). Linking philanthropic support and legal expertise, American Express awarded a grant to NELP to develop a new financial literacy initiative geared towards low-income microentrepreneurs. Then attorneys in the Corporate Legal Department at American Express work pro bono with NELP to teach the program's financial literacy course. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: American Express Volunteers Work to Empower and Educate Low-Income Microentrepreneurs  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor American Express as an outstanding volunteer for their work with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP). Linking philanthropic support and legal expertise, American Express awarded a grant to NELP to develop a new financial literacy initiative geared towards low-income microentrepreneurs. Then attorneys in the Corporate Legal Department at American Express work pro bono with NELP to teach the program's financial literacy course. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: American Express Volunteers Work to Empower and Educate Low-Income Microentrepreneurs  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor American Express as an outstanding volunteer for their work with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP). Linking philanthropic support and legal expertise, American Express awarded a grant to NELP to develop a new financial literacy initiative geared towards low-income microentrepreneurs. Then attorneys in the Corporate Legal Department at American Express work pro bono with NELP to teach the program's financial literacy course. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: American Express Volunteers Work to Empower and Educate Low-Income Microentrepreneurs  

The City Bar Justice Center is delighted to honor American Express as an outstanding volunteer for their work with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP). Linking philanthropic support and legal expertise, American Express awarded a grant to NELP to develop a new financial literacy initiative geared towards low-income microentrepreneurs. Then attorneys in the Corporate Legal Department at American Express work pro bono with NELP to teach the program's financial literacy course. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, Criminal Defense Extern from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP  


This month, the Legal Aid Society honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, a sixth-year litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ilona was Legal Aid's first extern with the Criminal Defense Practice and Legal Aid Attorney Claudia Conway was Ilona's primary mentor. During her six month externship, the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Practice sat down with Ilona to talk about her experience. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, Criminal Defense Extern from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP  


This month, the Legal Aid Society honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, a sixth-year litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ilona was Legal Aid's first extern with the Criminal Defense Practice and Legal Aid Attorney Claudia Conway was Ilona's primary mentor. During her six month externship, the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Practice sat down with Ilona to talk about her experience. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, Criminal Defense Extern from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP  


This month, the Legal Aid Society honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, a sixth-year litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ilona was Legal Aid's first extern with the Criminal Defense Practice and Legal Aid Attorney Claudia Conway was Ilona's primary mentor. During her six month externship, the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Practice sat down with Ilona to talk about her experience. Learn more

July/August Volunteer Feature: The Legal Aid Society Honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, Criminal Defense Extern from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP  


This month, the Legal Aid Society honors Ilona Coleman-Lange, a sixth-year litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ilona was Legal Aid's first extern with the Criminal Defense Practice and Legal Aid Attorney Claudia Conway was Ilona's primary mentor. During her six month externship, the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Practice sat down with Ilona to talk about her experience. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: Evan Davis is The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Servant of Justice  

More than 650 members of New York's legal community, corporate leaders, and government officials joined in the tribute to Evan A. Davis, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as he received The Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award. Mr. Davis served as counsel to former Governor Mario Cuomo, who presented the award to Mr. Davis during the 31st Annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner at the Waldorf on May 13, 2008. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: Evan Davis is The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Servant of Justice  

More than 650 members of New York's legal community, corporate leaders, and government officials joined in the tribute to Evan A. Davis, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as he received The Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award. Mr. Davis served as counsel to former Governor Mario Cuomo, who presented the award to Mr. Davis during the 31st Annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner at the Waldorf on May 13, 2008. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: Evan Davis is The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Servant of Justice  

More than 650 members of New York's legal community, corporate leaders, and government officials joined in the tribute to Evan A. Davis, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as he received The Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award. Mr. Davis served as counsel to former Governor Mario Cuomo, who presented the award to Mr. Davis during the 31st Annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner at the Waldorf on May 13, 2008. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: Evan Davis is The Legal Aid Society's 2008 Servant of Justice  

More than 650 members of New York's legal community, corporate leaders, and government officials joined in the tribute to Evan A. Davis, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as he received The Legal Aid Society's Servant of Justice Award. Mr. Davis served as counsel to former Governor Mario Cuomo, who presented the award to Mr. Davis during the 31st Annual Servant of Justice Award Dinner at the Waldorf on May 13, 2008. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center honors Weil, Gotshal, & Manges for their commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel  

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges has made a strong commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel at the City Bar Justice Center. Over the past year, the firm has volunteered to take on several pro bono matters referred by the Panel. Most have involved debtors who are faced with undue hardship as they seek the discharge of student loans. Weil has contributed hundreds of hours of work, and a recent referral from the Bankruptcy Court to the Panel demonstrates the firm's dedication to providing pro bono assistance. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center honors Weil, Gotshal, & Manges for their commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel  

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges has made a strong commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel at the City Bar Justice Center. Over the past year, the firm has volunteered to take on several pro bono matters referred by the Panel. Most have involved debtors who are faced with undue hardship as they seek the discharge of student loans. Weil has contributed hundreds of hours of work, and a recent referral from the Bankruptcy Court to the Panel demonstrates the firm's dedication to providing pro bono assistance. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center honors Weil, Gotshal, & Manges for their commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel  

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges has made a strong commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel at the City Bar Justice Center. Over the past year, the firm has volunteered to take on several pro bono matters referred by the Panel. Most have involved debtors who are faced with undue hardship as they seek the discharge of student loans. Weil has contributed hundreds of hours of work, and a recent referral from the Bankruptcy Court to the Panel demonstrates the firm's dedication to providing pro bono assistance. Learn more

June 2008 Volunteer Feature: City Bar Justice Center honors Weil, Gotshal, & Manges for their commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel  

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges has made a strong commitment to the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel at the City Bar Justice Center. Over the past year, the firm has volunteered to take on several pro bono matters referred by the Panel. Most have involved debtors who are faced with undue hardship as they seek the discharge of student loans. Weil has contributed hundreds of hours of work, and a recent referral from the Bankruptcy Court to the Panel demonstrates the firm's dedication to providing pro bono assistance. Learn more

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