Legal Aid's Chief Attorney to Speak At Program on Pro Bono - New York Lawyers and Public Service: Looking Back Looking Forward
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

The Historical Society of the New York Courts is presenting an important program developed with Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman entitled "Pro Bono - New York Lawyers and Public Service: Looking Back Looking Forward" on February 19 at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street in Manhattan.

The evening will include remarks by Chief Judge Lippman, a look back on the history of pro bono in New York, an "interview" by Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye of Court of Appeals Judge Robert S. Smith about his own pro bono service, and a distinguished panel that will discuss pro bono for the future. The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief, Steven Banks will be speaking on the panel with Esther F. Lardent, Esq., President & CEO, Pro Bono Institute; Matthew Diller, Dean & Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and Helaine M. Barnett, Esq., Chair, Chief Judge’s Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, with 1.5 CLE credits available to eligible participants.

View the invitation (PDF).