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On the Town: What to do: Pro bono civil legal service needs exceed resources


  Volunteer Legal Services Project handles about 1,260 cases per year. However, that only serves about 25 percent of the clients seeking civil legal services in the Rochester area. How do we increase pro bono resources? A panel consisting of ...

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Ethical issues in pro bono representation

Panel members for the CLE “Ethical Issues in New York State Pro Bono Representation,” are, from left, Michael S. Schnittman, Aileen Shinaman, Megan Dorritie and Joseph G. Casion.

Competency, or feeling like your practice area does not provide enough experience for taking on the issues of low-income people, may be one of the biggest reasons attorneys are reluctant to accept pro bono assignments. Fear not. The Volunteer Legal ...

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Making the pitch for pro bono help


Providing pro bono legal services is a good way for attorneys who believe they will be bored at the prospect of full-on retirement and want to continue practicing but who also are looking to ease out of practicing full time. ...

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NYSBA president’s pro bono awards given

Law students who helped hundreds of veterans with their legal matters and a law firm that donated nearly 22,000 hours of pro bono services are among the 18 winners of the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 President’s Pro Bono ...

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Judges recognized for promoting pro bono

Five judges are to be honored today by the New York State Bar Association at an event kicking off National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 20 to 26. The event, “Recognizing Judges Who Support Pro Bono and Access to Justice Initiatives,” ...

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Clients sought for new pro bono appeals program

The New York State Bar Association provides an innovative Pro Bono Appeals Program that offers free representation to individuals of modest means in selected appeals to the Appellate Division in the Third and Fourth departments. The program, which began in ...

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Sandman selected for Council of Lawyers’ Award

Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman will receive the 2012 Washington Council of Lawyers’ Presidents’ Award, recognizing exceptional commitment to public service, pro bono and the public interest community. The award will be among those presented Dec. 4 at ...

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New state bar pro bono rules to be unveiled

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is set to unveil the Unified Court System’s new 50-hour pro bono service requirement for New York bar admission Wednesday. Implementation of the new rule is being facilitated by the Advisory Committee on New York State ...

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