Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017. Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2017 Equal Justice Conference!

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The countdown is on! Less than 4 weeks until the 2017 Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! For those of you who are unfamiliar with EJC, it is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and National Legal Aid & Defender Association. EJC provides an opportunity for pro bono and legal services program staff, judges, corporate counsel, court administrators, private lawyers, paralegals, bar association leaders, and many others to come together to receive training and address current issues facing the public interest community. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing the great information on the University of Tennessee’s 2017 Alternative Spring Break! Continue reading

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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!

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