Category Archives: Access to Justice

View from the Bench: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York

  The bankruptcy court has a fascinating mix of cases, from the largest and most sophisticated Chapter 11 corporate restructuring case to the Chapter 13 case where a family is trying to save their home from foreclosure to a no-asset … Continue reading

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Harnessing In-House Pro Bono

By: Manasi Raveendran Manasi Raveendran is a Cybersecurity Attorney with IBM Corporation. The views in this article are her own and do not necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies, or opinions. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law … Continue reading

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Raging for Pro Bono: Using Post Election Energy to Recruit Pro Bono Lawyers

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead. It is no secret that the recent presidential election has invoked a strong reaction from … Continue reading

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Adding Online Pro Bono to Your Access to Justice Toolkit

Trends favoring online pro bono A 2013 study done by the Pew Research Center indicates that 85% of American adults are internet users and that 70% of American adults have some sort of high-speed internet connection in their home. As of … Continue reading

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When Families Fight – Mandatory Reporting of Pro Bono Hours in New York

The Access to Justice community in New York is deeply divided over the issue of mandatory reporting of pro bono hours and financial contributions. As part of New York’s Unified Court System’s commitment to enhancing access to justice, our Rules … Continue reading

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Advancing Pro Bono through Access to Justice Commissions

By Steve Grumm, Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives. This article was originally featured in Dialogue, Spring/Summer 2013, VOL. 16, NO. 4. Access to Justice Commissions are spearheading creative, and replicable, initiatives to engage all segments of … Continue reading

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