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Welcome to the March 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

Pro Bono Counsel Provide Vital Advocacy for FEMA Appeals and Insurance Claims
To address ongoing FEMA and insurance problems in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, The Legal Aid Society has partnered with a number of law firms to assist residents and small businesses. Learn more

Volunteer Recognition for Work in Human Trafficking
The City Bar Justice Center honors Greenberg Traurig for their outstanding work on human trafficking with the CBJC's Immigrant Women and Children Project. 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's Immigrant Women and Children Project Combats Human Trafficking
Volunteer attorneys from firms around New York City are working with the Immigrant Women and Children Project (IWC) - a leading legal expert in human trafficking - to assist trafficking victims from all over the world. Learn more

Right to Lawyer Can Be Empty Promise for Poor
As legal officials observe the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright - widely considered one of the most significant judicial declarations of equality under law - many say that the promise inherent in the Gideon ruling remains unfulfilled because so many legal needs still go unmet. Learn more

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New Opportunities

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Accepting Applications for its Pro Bono Panel
Visit the listing in the NYC Pro Bono Center's New Opportunities section to see the Court's official announcement and application for pro bono counsel. The final date for filing the application is Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.

Click here to see more available opportunities.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

April 2013: Legal Aid Society's Foreclosure Curriculum
The Legal Aid Society will present two upcoming trainings on essentials of foreclosure practice:

April 30th, 2013: Unemployment Insurance Benefits
This event from The Legal Aid Society will cover how to represent individuals denied unemployment insurance benefits. Learn more

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

Library Resources

Intellectual Property for the Micro-Entrepreneur
From the Legal Aid Society's ongoing 2012-2013 training series, these materials cover the basic principles of intellectual property, with emphasis on advising microentrepreneurs. Learn more

FEMA Appeals Templates
In collaboration with providers across the city, Pro Bono Net created these online interviews that allow both advocates and pro se individuals to quickly and efficiently produce FEMA appeal letters. Learn more

Click here to browse through the entire NYC Pro Bono Center Library.

Did you know?

The City Bar Justice Center's Annual Gala will be held the evening of Wednesday, April 10th. It will be an evening of regional wines and inspired market cuisine, so reserve your seat now! For tickets, please contact the Gala Office at: 212-249-6188 or jennifer@emgbenefits.com. Learn more

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