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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ethics in Pro Bono

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono

On December 16, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) presented a program on “Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation”, featuring a star-stacked panel of legal services attorneys, pro bono coordinators, area experts, and more. The group discussed a variety of issues in pro bono, ranging from client identification and confidentiality to spotting and resolving conflicts. The… Continue Reading

NLADA 2013: Delivering On The Promise and Measuring It Too!

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Although this was not my first time attending NLADA, one aspect of this year’s discussions hit me harder than it had in years past.  While it could be the session I attended, it seemed that amongst the many innovative workshops a growing number focused on data and statistics.  Not just why agencies must collect data,… Continue Reading

New Programs Expand Access to Justice for Immigrants

Posted in Courts, Immigration, Legal Services

On November 20th, Talking Transition hosted “Accessing Justice for New York Immigrants,” a panel discussion on assisting immigrants facing deportation. Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and Angela Fernandez, Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, spoke about two new initiatives developed in response to the findings… Continue Reading