Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Rutgers Law School

In today’s Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights, we are featuring Rutgers Law School. During the 2017 spring break, 16 Rutgers students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to volunteer and do pro bono work with the following six legal aid organizations: Georgia Innocence Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Truancy Intervention Program, Gideon’s Promise, and Kids in Need of Assistance. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Welcome back to Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights. Today, we are highlighting the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI). During Spring Break 2017, UCI Law sent 22 students to Mississippi to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ). The students volunteered with MCJ’s three offices during their trip. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Brooklyn Law School

Every spring break, law students throughout the country forego the much needed rest and relaxation in order to serve others by doing pro bono work. This week, check-in as we highlight some of the spring break service trips organized by law schools throughout the country.

Today, we are highlighting the Brooklyn Law School Alternative Spring Break (BLAST) program. For the 2017 Spring Break, 11 Brooklyn Law Students traveled to one of three different sites: New Orleans, Miami, and Las Terrenas Dominican Republic. Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Seward & Kissel Team Wins Asylum for Refugees Part II

Welcome back for Part II of our interview with Seward & Kissel, LLP attorneys Noah Czarny, Molly Kammien, and Angela Urbano, discussing their pro bono asylum work with Human Rights First. Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Seward & Kissel Team Wins Asylum for Refugees

We recently spoke to the three attorney team of Noah Czarny, Molly Kammien, and Angela Urbano of Seward & Kissel, LLP about their pro bono asylum work with Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan human rights organization with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles. Continue reading

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

 

ess-bio-photoThe 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 Chapter 7 liquidation where an individual is simply overwhelmed by consumer debt that he or she can’t possibly repay. Continue reading

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In A Blender: Pro Bono Service, Mentoring, And Legal Tech

What do you get when you combine a client in need, a website, an attorney, a laptop, and a law student? An ultra-productive opportunity for service, networking, and learning!

https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/about/our-work/blog/blender-pro-bono-service-mentoring-and-legal-tech

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Pro Bono Surveys

Have you seen an email, Facebook post, Tweet or blog post like this one recently? If you have, you may live/practice in one of the 24 states currently surveying its lawyers about their pro bono participation.

We’re excited to see what lawyers have to say about whether they do pro bono, why they do it, and why they don’t. Hopefully, this data will help us all to craft opportunities and strategies that facilitate higher levels of involvement and more services to persons unable to otherwise access legal help.

If you want to see which states are participating, and how the survey is doing, check out this cool map.

 

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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 School, I was taught to be “a different kind of lawyer.” To me, that means that I always look for ways to give back through pro bono. Continue reading

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Pro bono Volunteers Mobilize to Assist Immigrants at Airports with Legal Questions and to Staff the California Justice Bus, Courtesy of One Justice.

By: Jason Dominguez

What’s the funnest thing you can imagine? Pro bono legal work! What is more fun than that? Pro bono legal work on a bus? Continue reading

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