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Welcome to the July/August 2012 edition of the NYC Pro Bono Center newsletter!  Read on to learn about the latest pro bono news, volunteer opportunities, upcoming trainings and new helpful resources.

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Outstanding Volunteers

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Saves Public Housing for Low-Income New Yorkers and Fights to Maintain Housing Subsidies
Weil and The Legal Aid Society developed an innovative housing project in which every first year associate, transactional and litigation, represents Legal Aid clients facing eviction from their public housing New York City Housing Authority apartments. Learn more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP Helps Nonprofit Build New Revenue Stream
Skadden attorneys volunteering with Lawyers Alliance for New York created a limited liability company to help SKIP, a nonprofit organization serving developmentally disabled children, partner with a jewelry company to create a new revenue stream. Learn more

We welcome your contributions! To nominate an outstanding volunteer, send an email describing the pro bono case or project to info@probono.net

Pro Bono News

City Bar Justice Center To Open Administrative Dream Act Immigration Project
The City Bar Justice Center will coordinate an Administrative Dream Act Immigration Pro Bono Project in response to the announcement by the Obama Administration of the availability of Deferred Action as an avenue of relief for certain undocumented immigrants brought here as children. Read more

Legal Aid Society Year in Pro Bono: 2011 at a Glance
In 2011, 2,725 attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals volunteered their services with The Legal Aid Society, contributing nearly a quarter of a million hours. Read more

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New Cases

Navy Servicemember seeks pro bono help with child custody and support hearing
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project is looking for pro bono assistance for a navy servicemember with upcoming child custody and support hearings in Nassau County, and a potential divorce.  Learn more

Click here to see more available cases.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

August 15, 2012: Basics of Uncontested Divorce
The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project presents this overview of the uncontested divorce process in New York state. This course is free to those who accept at least one pro bono referral before February 15, 2013. Learn more

August 29, 2012: Military Justice and the Legal Assistance Program Webinar
The Battered Women's Justice Project hosts this webinar on the military justice system and the Legal Assistance Program for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence. Learn more

September 4, 2012: Deferred Action Training for Pro Bono Attorneys
The City Bar Justice Center's new Administrative Dream Act Immigration Project kicks-off with this pro bono attorney training at the City Bar followed by three clinics this fall. Learn more

Click here to view the full calendar of pro bono events
and training opportunities.

Library Resources

Article 78 Training Materials
The Legal Aid Society created these materials as part of its 2011-2012 training series. These materials walk through how to litigate an appeal of an administrative decision in State Supreme Court and the Appellate Division. Learn more

Military Legal Assistance Project Library from GeorgiaAdvocates.org
The Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program has shared its vast library of helpful resources to support pro bono attorneys representing servicemembers. Materials include training manuals and online videos. Learn more

Supplemental Needs Trust
The Legal Aid Society created these materials as part of its 2011-2012 training series. These materials cover an introduction to supplemental needs trusts (SNT), a guide to decision making for SNTs, as well as the mechanics of setting up a SNT. Learn more

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