Legal Aid Society Project Offers Pro Bono Opportunities to Senior Attorneys

Friday, September 29, 2006

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The Helen L. Buttenwieser Senior Attorney Project offers retired lawyers and those entering a transitional period at their law firms or corporations an opportunity to provide legal representation to the most vulnerable New Yorkers by participating in The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Program. The law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP will host an informational luncheon on October 23 at the firm at which current Buttenwieser attorneys will share their experiences in providing legal representation to low-income New Yorkers and encourage others to join them.

"The work of Buttenwieser Attorneys ranges from appearing in court to conducting client intakes and legal research," said David W. Weschler, Attorney-in-Charge of Legal Aid's Pro Bono Project. "The Pro Bono Center's website is an extraordinary resource to inform not only associates but members of the bar across the whole spectrum of New York City's diverse legal community about pro bono opportunities."

For more information, contact David Weschler at dwweschler@legal-aid.orh, 212.577.3383 or David Klingsberg at, 212.836.8281.