Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Fernbach, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP (MH&H) has been an enthusiastic Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) supporter since the firm began volunteering in 2018, shortly after the PBP Long Island office opened.  Since 2018, seven MH&H attorneys have worked on eight matters for Pro Bono Partnership clients.  In addition, MH&H attorney Robert Schonfeld provides strategic guidance by…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County Human Rights Commission Issues FAQs and Employer Notice for Westchester’s Earned Sick Leave Law

The Westchester Human Rights Commission has issued FAQs on the new Westchester Earned Sick Leave Law (“ESLL”). It has also issued a sample “Notice of Employee Rights” that employers may use to comply with the notice provisions of the law. This information, and more about the ESLL, can be found at this link: https://humanrights.westchestergov.com/resources/earned-sick-leave-law. Please…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Ulrich, IBM

IBM intellectual property attorney Lisa Ulrich has been a dedicated Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2011 and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank her for the many hours she has spent helping clients. This year alone, Lisa has volunteered on six matters for four different clients, including a matter she worked on for…

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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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