Volunteer Spotlight: Kurt Odell, Moran Towing Corporation

Kurt Odell, litigation counsel at Moran Towing Corporation, is one of Pro Bono Partnership’s most prolific Fairfield County, Connecticut volunteers. Since he began volunteering with the Partnership, Kurt has worked on 10 matters for nonprofit clients ranging from homeless shelters to youth educational organizations. With the help of dedicated volunteers such as Kurt, Pro Bono…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Long Island Legal Check-Up Volunteers

On November 8, 2018, our Long Island office held its first legal clinic, a “Legal Check-up for Long Island Nonprofits.” This half-day program provided an opportunity for eight Long Island-based nonprofits to receive free legal assessments. We are so thankful for the overwhelming turnout from our volunteers-20 attorneys representing eight different law firms and companies!…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Significantly Increases Employee Minimum Wage and Leave Entitlements

New Jersey has enacted two new laws that significantly increase the minimum wage and employees’ entitlements with respect to leaves of absence and wage replacement benefits. New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase gradually, to at least $15.00 an hour. Not all employees will reach the $15.00 level at the same time. To learn more about…

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Volunteers of the Year 1999-2010

Since 1999, Pro Bono Partnership has celebrated its Volunteers of the Year at regional events hosted throughout its service area. Our Volunteers of the Year from 1999-2010 are listed below. We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers! 2010 RBS Global Banking & Markets – Americas; Robinson & Cole LLP; Vance G. Camisa,…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County, NY Implements a Ban-the-Box Law Effective March 3

Effective March 3, 2019, private employers in Westchester County, New York with four or more employees will no longer be permitted to ask applicants for employment about past criminal convictions or arrest records on employment applications. Inquiries into an applicant’s criminal convictions or arrest record are permissible after submission of the employment application. In addition, as…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dechert LLP + YWCA of Bergen County

For over 15 years, Dechert LLP has been a dedicated Pro Bono Partnership law firm partner. The Partnership has worked with hundreds of Dechert attorneys over the years, and we are so grateful for the support of all of our volunteers. Today, we are highlighting a recent accomplishment of just a few of Dechert’s amazing…

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