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Disaster Assistance Training for Pro Bono Lawyers Assisting Individuals and Families

Friday, November 09, 2012

  • By: Carol Bockner
  • Organization: City Bar Justice Center
  • Source: New York

The City Bar Justice Center, Legal Services NYC, The Legal Aid Society, and the City Bar Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services will be co-sponsoring a training for attorneys interested in volunteering to provide legal assistance to New York City residents adversely affected by last week’s Tropical Storm Sandy.

The training will prepare volunteer lawyers to participate in disaster assistance clinics and other opportunities to provide legal counseling to affected communities. It will cover FEMA, Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Food Stamps, Housing and Landlord & Tenant, Replacement of Documents, Hotline Resources and other issues.

The training will be videotaped and available for viewing on ProBonoNet. CLE credit is not offered. 

Friday, November 9, 2012
10:00am to 12:00 noon
New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

To participate in the training, please RSVP ASAP to Mae Fang at

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • ALM
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Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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