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Need for Pro Bono Assistance Soaring

“In particular, the New York bar has recognized the enormous need for pro bono assistance and is rising to the occasion, as it has done so many times before. The Division of Housing and Community Renewal is distributing nearly $20 million to dozens of organizations around the state to provide foreclosure prevention services. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has provided funding to underwrite the Bar Association Foreclosure Network of New York City, a cooperative pro bono effort by lawyers from the New York City Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association and Queens County Bar Association. The New York State Bar Association is working with local bar groups to provide free training to hundreds of volunteer lawyers, including 250 Queens and Brooklyn lawyers this month who have pledged to accept pro bono clients as a condition of training. The New York County Lawyers’ Association has also recruited and trained attorneys.”

New York Law Journal
December 19th, 2008