Kristen Centre Joins Pro Bono Partnership as Staff Attorney

September 6, 2016, White Plains, NY — Pro Bono Partnership is pleased to announce that Kristen Centre has joined as Staff Attorney, where she will be responsible for nonprofit client outreach and representation, support and oversight of matters, and development and delivery of innovative webinars. Prior to joining the Partnership, Ms. Centre was an associate at Finn Dixon…

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The Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: Thinking About a Merger? Good Reasons to Get Legal Advice at the Start

July 19, 2016 — This post was originally published on The Dodge Blog by Nancy Eberhardt, Program Director, New Jersey Program. Learn about how a good legal team can help you make informed decisions, avoid unnecessary steps, and facilitate reaching your mutual goals when considering a merger. Read the full post on The Dodge Blog….

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Legal Alert: US Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules

May 18, 2016 — Today, the United States Department of Labor issued substantial changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, increasing the salary threshold for “exempt” status under the FLSA to $913 per week. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that, in part, requires that employees receive a minimum wage and overtime…

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Celebrating Our 2015 Volunteers of the Year

In 2015, nearly 1,100 passionate and skilled volunteers assisted the Partnership’s nonprofit clients by creating and merging nonprofits, reviewing contracts, handling trademark and other intellectual property matters, and providing expert advice and guidance across a wide range of subject areas. The types of organizations assisted were as varied as the legal work — the organizations…

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Staff Profile: Katie Peden, Pro Bono Manager

To give our audiences a sense of the person behind the title, we’re introducing a series of brief and lighthearted staff profiles! We’re starting with an interview of Pro Bono Manager Katie Peden, conducted by Kate Marchese, Program and Marketing Assistant in the New Jersey office.

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Pro Bono Partnership’s Website: New Look, Better Functionality

In April, Pro Bono Partnership launched its redesigned website, www.probonopartner.org, to provide nonprofits, legal volunteers, donors, and community constituencies with easy-to-find information on pro bono legal services, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs and resources. Executive Director Marcia Levy explained, “Our new website will serve as a digital hub for nonprofit organizations seeking free, high-quality legal…

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