Virtual Pro Bono in New York presents its inaugural webinar: NYLAG and Family/Matrimonial Law

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

  • Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is pleased to introduce a new webinar series "Virtual Pro Bono in New York". Over the coming year, this new series will highlight exciting pro bono organizations and opportunities, and show you how you can get involved. This series has been funded by the New York Community Trust.

Virtual Pro Bono in New York presents its inaugural webinar
NYLAG and Family/Matrimonial Law: An Introduction to New York Legal Assistance Group's (NYLAG) Pro Bono Program and a Substantive Training on Pro Bono Divorce Matters

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Description of Session: This program will provide an introduction to the many pro bono programs offered by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and will provide an introduction to Matrimonial & Family Law pro bono matters. The substantive training will cover key issues in Uncontested and Contested Divorce, touching on child support and custody, and what you might expect when you take on a matrimonial matter. You will learn how to find pro bono matters of interest to you and how to support your pro bono work through online resources including training videos and other introductory materials, as well as model pleadings and other sample documents on

NYLAG presenters include Kirsten Brodsky, Esq., Staff Attorney, Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, and Alison Sclater, Esq., Director of Pro Bono.

This session is FREE.

Date: Monday, June 23 from 3pm - 4pm Eastern Time.

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Who Should Attend: Attorneys, paralegals and law students interested in getting involved in a Family Law pro bono matter or learning more about NYLAG.

What You Need to Participate: This session is delivered via GoToWebinar web conferencing. You can participate from your own office. Note: in order to run GoToWebinar on your computer, you will be prompted to download a small, free application when you enter the training.

Questions: Please contact Tory Messina at Pro Bono Net (

About New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) is a nonprofit organization that offers vulnerable New Yorkers the legal help they critically need. NYLAG's mission is to provide free, civil legal services to poor and near poor individuals and families residing in all five boroughs who would otherwise be unable to access legal assistance. Since 1990, NYLAG has been dedicated to providing legal services to underserved, impoverished populations through direct representation, impact and class action litigation, consultation and community education. NYLAG has the capacity to fill a vital gap in legal assistance to a wide range of low income populations including victims of domestic violence, immigrants, the elderly, the chronically ill, children with special needs, Holocaust survivors, and others.

About Pro Bono Net (PBN): Pro Bono Net ( is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Pro Bono Net's program's include,, and Pro Bono Manager. Pro Bono Net's web platforms have been adopted in 30 states and regions, reaching approximately two-thirds of the poverty population and lawyers in the United States.

About Virtual Pro Bono in New York: The goal of this new series is to increase the number of attorneys involved in pro bono work in New York. Each webinar will highlight a NYC-based pro bono program and/or substantive legal topic, offering a virtual orientation session to attorneys wanting to learn how to get involved. This series has been funded by the New York Community Trust.

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