New York City Program Focuses On Pro Bono

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 00:00

The firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; the New York City Bar; and the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Coordinators are joining together to present a four-part series discussing the Best Practices in Pro Bono.

Part one will be held Tuesday, September 14, part two will be on Tuesday, November 2, part three is on Tuesday, February 15, and the final in the series is on Tuesday, April 12.

All these events will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates at Four Times Square in New York City.

The seminars will explore how companies, law firms and legal services organizations can join together to improve the business of doing pro bono. Topics will include Getting Started; Keeping it Going; Setting Boundaries; and Looking Back and Looking Forward.

The discussion facilitators are Marnie Berk, director of Pro Bono Programs, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Miriam Buhl, Pro Bono counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Kwanza Butler, counsel and assistant corporate secretary, Time Warner Inc; Jennifer Colyer, special counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Sean Delany; executive director, Lawyers Alliance for New York; Marlene Halpern, supervising attorney for pro bono, The Legal Aid Society; Harlene Katzman, pro bono counsel and director, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP; Marcia Levy, special counsel pro bono, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Angel Nguyen and Chatchada Chiamprasert, co-chairs, American Express Pro Bono Committee; Bret Parker, former vice president, assistant general counsel and director of pro bono, Wyeth;and Alison Sclater, director of pro bono, New York Legal Assistance Group.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

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