The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
November 30, 2011

Verizon Pro Bono Clinic

On November 18, Verizon Communications Inc.** hosted its third Clinic in a BoxSM program with CPBO and DLA Piper LLP (US)*.   The Clinic, held at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J., served seven nonprofit clients.

The Clinic began with an hour-and-a-half training session led by DLA Piper attorneys covering real estate, corporate, intellectual property, and employment law.  Following the training, Verizon attorneys worked in teams to conduct a legal audit of the nonprofits in attendance.

Altogether, the nonprofit clients serve more than 28,000 low-income and otherwise disadvantaged people in the northern New Jersey region.  Clients offer a wide range of services, including assisting refugees, addressing adult literacy issues, and providing shelter to victims of child abuse and runaway youth.

The Clinic is one example of the great pro bono work Verizon and DLA work on together as a part of their award-winning, innovative partnership.

To learn more about the Clinic in a BoxSM model, contact Eve Runyon, CPBO director.

 *denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
**denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono ChallengeSM