Cahill Lawyers Help To Meet the Educational Needs of Abused or Neglected Children
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007
Lorenzo Cleveland (left) and Nicholas Vidal (right), clients of the Education Advocacy Project, meet with their lawyers from Cahill Gordon. From left are associate Yael Aufgang, Roger Meltzer, member of Cahill's Executive Committee; and Howard G. (Peter) Sloane, a Cahill partner in charge of the pro bono initiatives.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP initiated a special pro bono advocacy project in partnership with The Legal Aid Society last year to help meet the educational needs of abused and neglected children and to expand the Society's representation of disabled low-income New Yorkers who qualify for federal disability benefits. Both partners and associates from the firm have made an outstanding commitment. Cahill lawyers are helping to provide the educational advocacy to ensure that children involved in child protective proceedings receive critical education and development services through the Society's Kathryn A. McDonald Education Advocacy Project. In addition, Cahill lawyers are providing representation for poor disabled children and adults to help them obtain federal benefits for which they are eligible. The firm also instituted a summer associates' pro bono program and represented clients in Supplemental Security Income hearings. During 2007, the firm will be initiating a housing preservation project with Legal Aid to represent tenants whose landlords willfully refuse to provide basic services.