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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Legal Alert: New York Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act Becomes Effective February 25

Effective February 25, 2019, “gender identity and expression” will be included as a protected class under New York State’s anti-discrimination laws. This new law will apply to New York employers with four or more employees. Gender identity and expression is defined as a “person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, appearance, behavior, expression, or other gender-related characteristic…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Johnson & Johnson

For Johnson & Johnson, Healthier Communities Means Empowered Nonprofits The legal team at Johnson & Johnson supports the company’s credo by being an active and integral part of the Pro Bono Partnership volunteer community. Since 2001, the J&J legal department has completed 95 matters for 75 Pro Bono Partnership nonprofit clients. Their dedication to pro…

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Volunteer Spotlight: F. Scott Wilson, Pratt & Whitney

F. Scott Wilson of Pratt & Whitney has been a dedicated volunteer with Pro Bono Partnership since the beginning of our Hartford program in 2008 – and even before! (He volunteered for years with our predecessor program at the UConn School of Law.) This makes Scott one of our most treasured “Founding Volunteers.” Scott is retiring at…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sanofi U.S.

Congratulations Sanofi U.S., New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Department of the Year for Pro Bono! The Legal Department of Sanofi U.S. has been an invaluable asset to Pro Bono Partnership for many years, and we’re thrilled that the Law Journal has recognized their work. In collaboration with Pro Bono Partnership, the Sanofi legal team has…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Corcoran, Partner, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Pro Bono Partnership proudly nominated Susan Corcoran, a partner in the White Plains, NY office of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the nation’s leading employment law firms, to receive special recognition by the New York State Bar Association for her extraordinary pro bono contributions in 2014. Susan was recognized on January 29, 2015 at the…

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