Volunteer Spotlight: Robinson & Cole LLP

Pro Bono Partnership has always been able to count on Robinson+Cole (R+C) as one of our premier “go-to” law firms. R+C attorneys are responsive, professional, and effective. The number of R+C attorneys who have volunteered through the Partnership is impressive – almost one-third of the Firm’s attorneys have worked on a project with the Partnership!…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sofia Papakostas, JPMorgan Chase + Steppin’ Up Yonkers

Small projects can have huge impact. Just ask Robert Lucas, Executive Director of Steppin’ Up Yonkers, a nonprofit based in southwest Yonkers, New York, that works with public housing residents and others on a range of grassroots community advocacy initiatives. Last year, the organization asked Pro Bono Partnership for help with memorializing an agreement it…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Benevenia & Vance Camisa, Merck & Co. + Creative Heartwork

Pro bono legal work not only can redirect much-needed dollars to programming but can add extensive and immeasurable value to an organization’s operations. The Legal Need and Solution To expand the reach of its services, Creative Heartwork (CH), an organization to provide art therapy for medically, emotionally, and physically traumatized individuals, envisioned a close, symbiotic…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Angarsky, The Chef’s Warehouse + Soul Ryeders

Sometimes, a single project can shape the structure of an organization for years to come. Just ask Sandy Samberg, founder of Soul Ryeders, a Rye, New York-based cancer support organization. This spring, eight years after it started as a small team of women participating in the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Soul Ryeders decided…

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Happiest Holidays and a Prosperous 2019!

Dear Friends, Thank you for helping us wrap up a WONDERFUL 2018! On behalf of the entire Pro Bono Partnership team, thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support every day, and especially on #GivingTuesday and in response to our annual appeal. Your belief in our mission and support of our work is both heartening…

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Legal Alert: New Connecticut Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Prospective Employees About Salary History

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Connecticut will be prohibited from asking prospective employees about their salary histories (such as their compensation in prior jobs) during the job interview process. (Public Act No. 18-8, “An Act Concerning Pay Equity”). Employers are permitted to ask prospective employees about past compensation structures, such as whether previous employers…

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Pro Bono Partnership 2018 Gala Highlights

Thank you to the 700+ supporters who celebrated the Partnership’s 21st Anniversary in person at Cipriani, or in spirit! Because of your generosity, we exceeded our goal of raising $1.8 million for the free legal help and educational programs Pro Bono Partnership provides to nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.   We proudly honored two Champions…

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