Pomerance '13 Earns State Bar's Pro Bono Award

Pomerance '13 Earns State Bar's Pro Bono Award

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Benjamin Pomerance '13 recently received a 2012 President's Pro Bono Service Award from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

According to NYSBA:

"While maintaining a 3.93 grade point average, Benjamin Pomerance of Plattsburgh founded and leads the Albany Law School's Veterans Pro Bono Project. He organized a three-hour Continuing Legal Education training focusing on legal issues confronting homeless military veterans. He also recruited volunteers to assist at a monthly Wills for Heroes pro bono program at the Albany Housing Coalition's Veterans' House. Most recently, he implemented free legal clinics to help 87 veterans from five different counties."

Pomerance also recently earned NYSBA's Elder Law Section Scholarship for his work in the field of elder law.

Pomerance is president of the Albany Law School chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. For the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Elder Law Section, he also serves as student editor of the Elder Law Attorney publication and as student co-chair of the Law School Liaison program. He is also editor-in-chief of NYSBA's student newsletter Law Student Connection.