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LawHelp/NY Consortium is Named Finalist for $250,000 Nonprofit Collaboration Prize

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Creation Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
  • Submitted: Thursday, January 15, 2009
  • Attachment(s): HTM

The LawHelp/NY Consortium, which developed and runs LawHelp.org/NY, a one-stop legal information portal for low-income New Yorkers, has been named one of eight finalists for The Collaboration Prize, a national cash award of $250,000 presented to an outstanding model of nonprofit collaboration.

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