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Welcome to the New York Public Interest Legal Community Breakfast Featuring a Keynote Address: A Journalist’s Eyeview of the Work of Poverty Lawyers by Nina Bernstein, Metro Reporter, The New York Times
Monday, September 14, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Law firm externs are encouraged to attend.

The Deferred Associate Law Extern Project was devised in response to the growing pool of law school graduates who have been deferred for up to a year from a private law firm and have chosen to work in public interest law in New York City. The program will provide a series of training sessions and roundtables that we hope will enable externs who may not have expected to practice in a public interest setting to transition successfully in their respective externships.

Introduction:
Patricia M. Hynes, President, New York City Bar

Keynote:
Nina Bernstein, Metro Reporter, NY Times

The keynote will be followed by two roundtable discussions addressing poverty and access to justice issues in New York City and the role of the legal profession in alleviating these inequities. Roundtable participants include: Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center; Henry A. Freedman, Executive Director, National Center for Law and Economic Justice; Adriene Holder, Attorney in Charge, The Legal Aid Society – Civil Practice; Mark O’Brien, Executive Director, Pro Bono Net; Andrew Scherer, Executive Director, Legal Services of New York City

The NYC Bar gratefully acknowledges the support of the New York Community Trust for this Project. For more information on the Project, visit nycbar.org or contact Zakiyyah Salim-Williams, Project Director, at zswilliams@nycbar.orgor (212) 382-6689.