Legal Alert: Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Over New Overtime Rules

November 23, 2016 — On Wednesday, November 23, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rules, which increases the salary threshold to qualify for the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $913/week. This means that, as of now, the…

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Why I Am Thankful

by Marcia Levy, Executive Director. Recently, I was reminded in a very special way of the positive impact of our work. On October 18, nearly 700 of us gathered at Pro Bono Partnership’s annual gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street. The evening was festive and electric with the buzz of pro bono good cheer! As…

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What Makes Me Certain….

By Marcia Levy, Executive Director. I know many people are feeling uncertain about what life will be like in the next presidency. No matter how you voted, in the kind of work we do with people and organizations that are the most vulnerable, it is natural to focus on the uncertainty of the future. I…

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Staff Profile: Jennifer Grudnowski, Senior Staff Attorney

Development and Marketing Assistant Lisa Borsellino chats with Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Grudnowski, employment lawyer extraordinaire, who also provides direct legal assistance and leads webinars and workshops for myriad nonprofit clients. What do you like most about working for Pro Bono Partnership? I most enjoy working with the nonprofit organizations we serve, especially working together…

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Renovating History, Building the Future: Charter Oak Cultural Center

Charter Oak Cultural Center (Charter Oak), located in Hartford, Connecticut, carries out its social justice mission by offering access to the arts to everyone.  Recently, Charter Oak needed legal guidance to navigate the intricacies of a grant in the amount of $450,000 from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development. With this…

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Pro Bono Partnership Raises Nearly $1.4 Million for Legal Services for Nonprofits

Pfizer Inc; Prudential Financial, Inc.; United Technologies Corporation; Hogan Lovells; and Steven M. Edwards of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan were honored with the Pro Bono Partnership Champion Award WHITE PLAINS, NY – October 19, 2016: Pro Bono Partnership announced that it raised nearly $1.4 million to provide free business legal assistance to hundreds of…

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