WASHINGTON ? Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10th), CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone, New York University School of Law Dean Trevor Morrison, Cardozo Law School Dean Matthew Diller, and CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle Anderson joined leaders from legal aid organizations, law firms, and corporations to discuss ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice in their communities October 7 at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue, at 4:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON ? New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman joined Vermont Supreme Court Justice Paul L. Reiber and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts Justice Fern Fisher in Albany on October 6 for a panel discussion on judicial initiatives to improve access to justice for low-income legal aid clients.
WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors presented on October 6 its Pro Bono Service Award to six New York attorneys and three law firms in recognition of the their extraordinary commitment to equal justice. The awards ceremony took place at 6 p.m. at the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street in Albany.
The 2014 LSC Pro Bono Service Award Reception was held in conjunction with the LSC Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.
Over the past five years, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in creating an annual national spotlight on pro bono legal services. The State Bar of Texas participates in the national celebration each year, highlighting the work of many Texas attorneys dedicating their time and talent to…
The El Paso Bar Association and several local lawyers are sponsoring a free clinic Saturday for those needing legal advice. The fourth annual Access to Justice legal clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde campus. To read the entire article, click here.
For more than four years, Eduardo V. Rodriguez has served as a pro bono volunteer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid?s Hidalgo County Community Justice Program. According to Rodriguez, the drive to be a pro bono volunteer is a natural aspect of his profession. To read the entire blog post, click here.
A lot of men are abused and afraid to speak up, Alice Summers said during a family violence training Tuesday. Her son was one of them. He stayed with the mother of his child and endured her abuse for years before getting out of the relationship. To read the entire article, click here.
El personal de Quad Counties trabaja de cerca con la Oficina del Sheriff de Val Verde, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid y la Casa de la Cultura para organizar su evento anual de Vigilia en contra de la Violencia Doméstica. To read the entire story, click here.