Dechert Expands Pro Bono Commitment to Legal Aid Clients
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2008

Dechert LLP has initiated two new pro bono partnerships with The Legal Aid Society that have expanded our capacity to provide legal services to clients. The firm recently created a pilot externship with the Community Development Project at the Harlem Community Law Office.

Andrew Weprin, a fourth year real estate associate, is working at HCLO for up to six months helping low income co-ops, small businesses, and nonprofits with commercial leasing and real estate related legal matters. Dechert attorneys under the leadership of Thomas Munno, Managing Partner of the law firm's New York office, also will be representing 19 clients whose landlords have refused to accept their Section 8 vouchers. Many of these tenants are elderly or single mothers who would be compelled to pay 60 - 80 % of their income towards rent.