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Families Find Free Legal Help With LIFT

The fast pace of technological change has left the poor and unrepresented behind in many parts of America. But in New York State family courts, Proskauer lawyers are part of an exciting new pilot project spearheaded by the non-profit Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) which connects people representing themselves in family court with pro … Continue Reading

Answering the Call for Better Coordination in Providing Veterans Services

Serving veterans is a vital part of Prosakuer’s pro bono and corporate social responsibility initiatives.  Knowing that an integrated approach is the best approach to the unique challenges faced by low income veterans, Proskauer recently hosted a panel discussion on the state of veteran affairs locally and nationally, and specifically how to best connect veterans … Continue Reading

A Reflection on the Impact of Immigration on Society

On January 30, Proskauer sponsored a panel discussion alongside the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Dominican Bar Association, titled “International Perspectives on Immigration:  Personal Reflections on the Impact of Immigration on Our Society.”  In 2017, over 200 Proskauer lawyers worked on immigration-related pro bono matters on behalf of individuals seeking asylum, unaccompanied minors, and … Continue Reading

Psychological Abuse Is a Form of Grave Harm Under the Hague Convention

A team of Proskauer attorneys, on behalf of 12 leading non-profit organizations specializing in advocacy for victims of domestic violence, drafted an amicus brief in support of a mother seeking to uphold a district court’s determination that her child would be subject to a grave risk of harm were he to be returned to his … Continue Reading

LANDmark Acquisition for Community Land Trust in Boston

The Boston based Chinatown Community Land Trust (CCLT) has been a perennial pro bono client of Proskauer. CCLT seeks to promote efforts to stabilize the future of Boston’s Chinatown in light of the recent influx of gentrification and development that has sharply limited affordable housing and diluted the traditional culture in one of Boston’s minority … Continue Reading

Human Trafficking and the Need to Go Beyond Pro Bono

Last month I had the honor of accepting an award on behalf of Proskauer that was presented by Gloria Steinem on behalf of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).  The firm works closely with CATW, and other organizations, in representing victims of human trafficking.  There is no question that this work is impactful and important, … 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

Working Towards a Better Future for Veterans With Bloomberg

The Veterans Assistance Project at the City Bar Justice Center (the pro bono arm of the New York City Bar Association) connects lawyers with veterans living on or below the poverty line. It helps veterans with their disability claims and appeals to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).  Proskauer organized a small group of volunteers in … Continue Reading

Even Strength Shines Light on Employability of Persons With Down Syndrome

Even Strength is an internship program designed to give young adults with Down syndrome the opportunity to work on the game operations staffs of professional sports teams.  Even Strength started as an idea that Jeremy Morin, my brother and professional hockey player, and I had five years ago.  Our uncle, Jeff Morin, is a middle-aged … Continue Reading