Albany Law School will recognize 208 law students who volunteered 2,868 hours of law-related service to low-income communities in Albany and nationwide at the Second Annual Pro Bono Reception. The event will be held in the law school’s DeMatteo Gymnasium from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11.
Current Albany Law School pro bono programs include:
The event, sponsored by the American Bar Association, will include a keynote presentation by Marcia Levy, Pro Bono Counsel at Sullivan and Cromwell and Education Director for Public Service Programs for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. A networking reception will follow the program.
To attend, RSVP to Kendra Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 8, at 4:00 p.m.
The law school's pro bono programs have experienced a surge of growth over the past two years, in large part due to a general boost in public interest fostered by Susan Feathers, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Additionally, the Pro Bono Society, a student-run group, continues to coordinate a range of projects with community partners, including the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and the Legal Project.