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Welcome to the May 2013 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

Cooley LLP helps to obtain wrongfully terminated benefits for 7,000 low-income families
Cooley LLP, the Legal Aid Society, and NYLAG collaborated to obtain more than $3 million in retroactive payments for families with children whose public assistance was wrongfully terminated. Learn more

City Bar Justice Center's Veterans Assistance Project honors Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
The firm has over forty active volunteers with the Veterans Assistance Project who have collectively won over $220,000 in retroactive service-connected disability benefits for veterans and their families. 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

Legal Aid Society Creates a Broad Range of Pro Bono Opportunities for Law Students
The Legal Aid Society has created a diverse menu of pro bono opportunities in its Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Rights Practices to assist law students in completing their 50 hours prior to bar admission. Learn more

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Viacom Honored at City Bar Justice Center Annual Gala
The City Bar Justice Center honored Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and Viacom Inc. at its annual gala on April 10th, with Xerox Corporation and Shearman & Sterling LLP serving as Gala Co-Chairs. Learn more

Legal Aid And Weil Gotshal Go To Court To Protect Sandy Victims In Shelter Placements
The Legal Aid Society and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP sued New York City to prevent the eviction of 488 Sandy evacuee households who are in City-paid hotels and have no alternative housing. Learn more

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New Opportunities

Varick Detention Project: Focus on Cancellation of Removal
The Varick Project of the CBJC represents detained New York immigrants facing removal from the United States for minor crimes. The Project provides a wonderful opportunity for attorneys to gain valuable litigation experience and insight into the complexities of immigration law. Learn more

Click here to see more available opportunities.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

June 5, 2013: Public Service for Experienced Attorneys: Finding and Making the Most of Volunteer Opportunities
This event is for experienced lawyers well into their careers or in retirement seeking to utilize their talents in public service. Groups seeking experienced lawyers for pro bono or public service involvement will meet with interested lawyers after the program. Learn more

June 11, 2013: September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Legal Clinic
The City Bar Justice Center is collaborating with Special Master Sheila Birnbaum to host pro bono clinics for potential claimants under the reopened September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Learn more

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

Library Resources

Employment Law for Non-Profits and Small Businesses
From the Legal Aid Society's 2012-2013 training series, this seminar discusses best practices in employment law for counsel representing nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Learn more

Prisoners' Civil Litigation in Federal Court and The Law of Prisoners' Rights
This two-part training deals with the substantive law applied in prisoners' civil rights litigation, as well as the basics of representing prisoners in civil rights litigation in Federal Court. Learn more

Guide to Successful Resolution of Residential Claims Resulting from Superstorm Sandy
This webinar covers some of the basics of homeowner's and flood coverages, as well as the hot button coverage issues for each arising out of Sandy that pro bono attorneys might encounter. Learn more

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Did you know?

Superstorm Sandy hit New York six months ago, and pro bono attorneys continue to assist storm-affected individuals, families, and businesses in a wide-variety of storm-related matters.

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