Pro Bono Partnership Receives Multiyear Grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHITE PLAINS, NY – December 12, 2017 – Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $15,000, two-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. These funds will support the Partnership’s mission to strengthen and empower nonprofits and communities by providing free legal services to nonprofit…

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NJ Law Journal Honors Christine Michelle Duffy

November 7, 2017 — In its biennial article on Diverse Attorneys of the Year, the New Jersey Law Journal honored Pro Bono Partnership Senior Staff Attorney Christine Michelle Duffy, and included Christine’s thoughts on the importance of diversity. This year’s award recognized 15 individuals for “excellence among diverse attorneys in New Jersey.” Read the article here.

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Legal Alert: NY Minimum Wage and Minimum Weekly Salaries for Executive & Administrative Exemption Increase December 31, 2017

On December 31, 2017 the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC with 11…

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LEGAL ALERT: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018 and Mandatory Notices Reminder

Nonprofits should note that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase sixteen cents on January 1, 2018, to $8.60. Also, with the end of 2017 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out…

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LEGAL ALERT: Connecticut Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Exemption Form M-3 Due 11/1/17

Please see the important information below regarding Form M-3, which you must file with your Town Tax Assessor by November 1 to preserve (or secure) property tax exemption for real and personal property owned by your nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for exemption from Connecticut town taxes on real property or personal property are required to…

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The Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: The “Duty to Read”

September 26, 2017 — This post was originally published on The Dodge Blog by Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, New Jersey Program. Nonprofit trustees and officers have three legal duties, and Christine proposes adding a fourth that would apply to them as well as to anyone responsible for contracts: the duty to read.  Learn more.

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