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High School Students Deliberate at a Trial Workshop

Education is the springboard to a better life for children from underserved communities. Through Proskauer’s education initiatives, we aim to inspire students with the critical thinking and problem solving skills they will need for success. Our goal is to build relationships to motivate and inspire future leaders and help educate young people to their fullest … Continue Reading

Q&A With Guttman Community College’s Chief of Staff Linda Merians and Kednel-Gregory Jean

At Proskauer, we have a strong connection to the communities in which we live and work, and a deep commitment to their success. We are especially proud of our relationship with Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, located only a few blocks from our New York office. When the college established its private 501(c)(3) foundation, … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Holidays with Veterans and Military Families in Washington, D.C.

For the past three years, Proskauer’s Washington, D.C. office has served a gourmet holiday meal to resident visitors at the Fisher House located near the VA Medical Center. We were happy to continue this tradition on December 11, 2017, when a team from our D.C. office brought great food and friendly faces to a group … Continue Reading

Helping Mercy Home Promote #AbilityOverDisability

As providers of 13 residential care facilities for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in Brooklyn, Queens, and in Nassau County, Mercy Home’s caring and dedicated staff pride themselves on elevating each resident’s inherent dignity, enabling a life filled with learning and love. Mercy Home designs its homes to promote the independence and autonomy of its residents, … Continue Reading

Proskauer’s Chicago Office Hosts Conflict Resolution Workshop for Adopt-a-School Students

On October 16, 2017, Proskauer’s Chicago office hosted a conflict resolution workshop with students from Muchin College Prep in connection with Proskauer’s Adopt-a-School program. The workshop was presented by The Center for Conflict Resolution (“CCR”), which is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to provide mediation-based services to … Continue Reading

Serving Those Who Served with PATHCooks

Los Angeles has the highest population of homeless veterans in the United States.  Proskauer’s Los Angeles office supports several programs that provide direct assistance to LA’s homeless veterans, including PATHCooks.  Several times a year, Proskauer volunteers plan and serve dinner to the residents of PATH’s Westside Center through the PATHCooks program.  PATH’s Westside Center provides … Continue Reading

Making a Difference After School With Bro/Sis

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) is a community-based, nonprofit organization located in Harlem that provides after-school and long-term support services to Black and Latino youth from ages eight to 22 in impoverished communities.  Bro/Sis aims to cultivate leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, drug awareness, political education and social justice, Pan African and Latino history, … Continue Reading

Helping GrowNYC for Good

Most environmental organizations are primarily interested in undisturbed landscapes and waters, naturally occurring flora and fauna, and other non-urban natural resources. Proskauer has long been involved with an exceptional group called  GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environmental quality of New York City. Founded in 1970 after the first Earth Day by Mayor … Continue Reading

Confidence Through Competition: High Schoolers Excel in Moot Court

The night before their moot court competition, the students of Francis Lewis High School were nervous. For nearly two months, twenty students practiced twice weekly, two hours at a time, in front of a rotating group of eight Proskauer attorney coaches. The students read numerous Supreme Court cases and incorporated those cases into an oral argument on … Continue Reading