Pro Bono Partnership volunteers are a remarkable group, and we are constantly amazed at their unwavering commitment to making change happen and improving lives in our communities. Read below to learn more about the hard work and commitment of our volunteers.

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Roberts at Shipman & Goodwin

Bill Roberts, Chair of the Privacy and Data Projection practice at Shipman & Goodwin, has been an active Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2009. We were thrilled to see that Bill, along with several Volunteer-Spotlight-Bill-Robertsother Pro Bono Partnership volunteers, was recently honored by the Hartford Business Journal in its annual 40 Under Forty awards, which recognizes the top up-and-coming young professionals who are leading their respective organizations.

Bill assisted Pro Bono Partnership client Outside Perspectives on two unique matters. For a small organization like Outside Perspectives, a nonprofit course and expedition program that partners with youth organizations and schools to provide transformative outdoor experiences, Bill’s time and expertise is truly invaluable. Nicola Wood, Outside Perspective’s Executive Director, stated that in addition to conducting a multi-state camp regulation research review, Bill’s “help was also crucial Volunteer-Spotlight-Outside-Perspectivesin reviewing our participant health and waiver forms with the legal scrutiny needed to make sure we are as protected as we can be. His guidance was not only helpful, but gave us peace of mind moving forward as an organization.”

Bill has assisted many other Pro Bono Partnership clients including The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration, Inc., a Connecticut based nonprofit dedicate to helping society understand, interpret and protect the critical ocean environment; Connecticut Alliance to end Sexual Violence; Central Area Health Education Center, and Community Economic Development Fund Foundation, Inc.

It is our pleasure to recognize Bill and all who support him at Shipman & Goodwin for their hard work and dedication to pro bono. View all of the 40 Under Forty honorees here.

Interested in learning more about the impact our wonderful volunteers have on the nonprofit community? Explore the following Volunteer Spotlights for an in-depth look:

Christine Malafi and Kyle Broderick, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Blank Rome

Christine McInerney, The Nature’s Bounty Co.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Jeff Gruen, Merck & Co., Inc.

Rachel Lieberman, Synchrony Financial

Rachel Fernbach, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Lisa Ulrich, IBM

Kurt Odell, Moran Towing Corporation

Long Island Legal Check-Up Volunteers

Dechert LLP + YWCA of Bergen County

Sanofi U.S., New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Department of the Year for Pro Bono

F. Scott Wilson, Pratt & Whitney

Johnson & Johnson

Michael Angarsky, The Chef’s Warehouse + Soul Ryeders

Mark Benevenia & Vance Camisa, Merck & Co., Inc. + Creative Heartwork

Sofia Papakostas, JPMorgan Chase + Steppin’ Up Yonkers

Robinson & Cole LLP

Susan Corcoran, Jackson Lewis P.C.