An Opportunity to Serve

The Helen L. Buttenwieser Senior Attorney Project offers retired lawyers and those entering a transitional period at their law firms or corporations an opportunity to provide legal representation to the most vulnerable New Yorkers by participating in The Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Program. The law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP hosted an informational luncheon on October 23 at the firm at which current Buttenwieser attorneys shared their experiences in providing legal representation to low-income New Yorkers.

The project is named after Helen L. Buttenwieser, a former Chairperson of The Legal Aid Society who devoted 45 years of service to the Society as a pro bono attorney.

The pro bono opportunities available to Buttenwieser attorneys ranges from appearing in court to conducting client intakes and legal research.