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Welcome to the October 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

Milbank Fellow Ateesh Chanda Discusses his Experience with Legal Aid?s Juvenile Rights Practice
Milbank associate Ateesh Chanda talks about his experience working with The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice and the work done by the JRP. Learn more

CBJC Honors Daphnie Stock of Kaplan, Inc's Outstanding Work with the Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy Projects
Daphnie Stock is honored for her outstanding dedication to the Elderlaw and Cancer Advocacy projects, bringing peace of mind to clients and their families. In addition to providing legal assistance, Daphnie has volunteered her time to serve as a notary, a translator, and a witness for other project volunteers. 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

The Legal Aid Society?s Civil Practice and Kramer Levin Win Important Victory In Food Stamp Case
In Smith v. Berlin, The Legal Aid Society and Kramer Levin succeeding in having their case certified as a class action. LAS and Kramer Levin's case claims that when reducing or discontinuing food stamps over work violations, the City has failed to provide information required by statute, regulation, and the Due Process Clause. Learn more

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project Hosts Small Business Branding Makeover for Women Entrepreneurs
The City Bar Justice Center collaborated with BNY Mellon, Mayer Brown, and the National Minority Business Council to host the Small Business Branding Program for women entrepreneurs. 33 entrepreneurs learned about best marketing practices and protecting their brands and intellectual property. Learn more

Pro Bono Net's Sandy Blog Series Continues
Over the coming weeks, Pro Bono Net is presenting a series of talks with leaders of Sandy relief efforts to get their thoughts on the legal community's response, the lessons learned, and the remaining challenges. The series' first three entries, highlighting NYLAG, Brooklyn Jubilee, and The Legal Aid Society, are available now. Learn more

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New Opportunities

Volunteer at the Access to Benefits (A2B) Hotline
The Legal Aid Society is looking for volunteer assistance to help staff the Access to Benefits hotline, which is open for calls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-1pm and run from the Society's 199 Water Street location. Learn more

Click here to see more available opportunities.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Disaster Lawyering Conference: Delivering Legal Aid Post Sandy
Please join the City Bar Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, and Pro Bono Net on October 17 at the NYC Bar Association to reflect on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy from the perspective of public interest attorneys and their pro bono partners. Learn more

The Role of an Attorney on a Not-for-Profit Board Free CLE Training
The program, sponsored by The City Bar Justice Center's Public Service Network, will cover the legal, ethical, and accounting aspects of board governance and will provide information about Public Service Network organizations seeking board members. Learn more

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and training opportunities.

Did you know?

Did you know that training materials covering a wide range of practice areas can be downloaded from the NYC Pro Bono Center Library? Learn more

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