For Immediate Release
Contact: Pam Weisz, Pro Bono Net
Phone: (212) 760-2554 x485 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Bono Net Announces “Virtual Open House” for NYC Pro Bono Attorneys
Webinar Will Help Volunteer Lawyers Get Involved
NEW YORK (October 20, 2010) – Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit leader in increasing access to justice, will host an Oct. 27 “virtual open house” to introduce New York City-area attorneys to pro bono opportunities with some of the area’s premier legal aid programs. This webinar coincides with National Pro Bono Celebration Week, which takes place October 24-30.
The virtual open house is part of Pro Bono Net’s Pro Bono in New York webinar series, which makes it easier for attorneys to get involved in pro bono by introducing them to local opportunities and providing the training they need to get started. Each hour-long webinar allows participants to hear from experts from Pro Bono Net’s legal aid partners who specialize in working with, and providing support to, pro bono attorneys.
Participants in the 3 pm webinar on Oct 27 will hear about a wide range of opportunities available for attorneys looking to get involved in pro bono work throughout the five boroughs and seven counties of the
Participants will also receive an overview of the many resources available on probono.net/ny, including libraries of resources created and maintained by experts, trainings and events calendars, and up-to-date news about pro bono service.
The Pro Bono in New York series will continue November 17 with a presentation by the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Project on Article 17A guardianship proceedings for individuals with disabilities.
Past webinars, which are available to view online in the
To register for webinars or get more information, or to find recordings and materials from past webinars, visit http://www.probono.net/ny/nyc/webinar/. Law firms interested in how their lawyers can best use these and other resources can contact Tony Lu, Pro Bono and Special Initiatives Coordinator, at
About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net (www.probono.net) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Founded in 1998 with support from the Open Society Institute, Pro Bono Net has created a broad and powerful network of nonprofit legal organizations, courts and bar associations across the
About National Pro Bono Celebration Week
Building on the extraordinary success of the first annual National Pro Bono Celebration in 2009, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring the Celebration again this year October 24 through 30, 2010. The Celebration is a coordinated national effort to meet the ever-growing needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services, and by showcasing the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve. For more information, or to find an event near you, please visit www.celebrateprobono.org.
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