Summer Associates Program Represents Disabled Clients, Fights Homelessness

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

  • The Legal Aid Society of New York

Every year summer associates at leading New York City law firms represent Legal Aid clients who seek disability benefits and are fighting to keep their public housing apartments. The tradition continues this summer when we will be working with the following firms:

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's summer associates will offer additional pro bono help through two-week externships at Legal Aid's law reform units.

Summer associates at Proskauer Rose are assisting Legal Aid's efforts to give low-income New Yorkers advice and referrals about their rights under a new law that bans discrimination by landlords based on source of income. The summer associates also are assisting tenants whose Section 8 rent vouchers were suspended because landlords failed to maintain housing quality standards.