Pro Bono Net is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronica Dunlap, Esq. as New York Program Director. In this role, Veronica spearheads LawHelpNY and related technology initiatives and collaborations that empower New Yorkers in need to resolve their legal problems and strengthen the work of advocates serving them.
“I am thrilled to welcome Veronica to the Pro Bono Net team,” says Pro Bono Net’s Executive Director, Mark O’Brien. “Veronica’s expertise in civil law, nonprofit governance, network building and fundraising make her an ideal choice to lead our work and build partnerships to support our digital strategies in New York. She will be a great asset to the organization.”
In addition to her role at Pro Bono Net, Veronica is a volunteer attorney with New York County Lawyers’ Association in a project aimed at restoring the civil rights of people with criminal convictions. Veronica has over a decade of experience in the government and nonprofit sectors, holding roles as in-house counsel and in senior management. Her expertise lies in the areas of civil law, strategic partnership development, and network building. Veronica’s broad knowledge in each of these areas has led to partnerships across industries, including a project with Microsoft Corporation to reduce racial bias in policing.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Veronica performed on stages around the world as a classically trained dancer. She is a proud graduate of both George Washington University, where she received a B.A. in International Affairs, cum laude, and Fordham University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor & M.B.A. in Finance. Veronica received the 2016 Heroine of Excellence Award for her work in social justice advocacy, and is a 2017 Council of Urban Professionals Fellow. Further, Veronica received the 2019 New York County Lawyers’ Association Pro Bono Honors Award for her dedication to public service and the 2020 Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Public Service Award from the National Bar Association.
Veronica joined Pro Bono Net as the New York Program Director this July, and has already made a strong impression as a valued colleague who brings new skills and perspective to the organization.
“Pro Bono Net is on the frontlines of the access to justice space and I am so excited to take on a leadership role in programs that positively impact New York’s most vulnerable populations,” says Veronica.
About our New York Programs:
From New York City to rural upstate communities, Pro Bono Net’s programs have played a transformative role in how legal help reaches the underserved across the state. Find out more about our programs serving New Yorkers.