Albany Law Honors 200 Students for 2,000 Hours of Pro Bono Service

4/6/2011 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
 
Date: 04/06/2011

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:

  • Providing reentry resources to 330 prisoners released in the Capital Region
  • Tax assistance to more than 400 low-income families in Albany
  • Legal education workshops for low-income seniors
  • Conducting legal research for several leading civil rights organizations

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 kjenkins@albanylaw.edu 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.