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Pro Bono As We See It
May 15, 2012

Verizon Serves Nonprofits in Virginia

Earlier this month, Verizon Communications Inc.** hosted its fifth Clinic in a BoxSM with CPBO, DLA Piper LLP (US)*†, and United Way of the National Capital Area.   Sixteen volunteers from Verizon’s Virgina office provided legal assistance to four nonprofits.

The Clinic began with a training session for the Verizon volunteers led by DLA Piper attorneys.  The session covered tax, real estate, corporate, intellectual property, and employment law, with a specific focus on how those issues might pertain to nonprofits.  Following the training, Verizon attorneys worked in teams to conduct a legal health check-up of the nonprofit clients.

The client organizations assist a range of beneficiaries, including the elderly, families with an autistic child, young women with breast cancer, and mothers and children in Ghana.

Following the Clinic, one client remarked, “Today was terrific. Really. I told the group that worked with me that I wish I could walk around wrapped in a bubble of their counsel from now on!  Thanks so much.”

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

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

* denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
† denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project
** denotes a Signatory to the Corporate Pro Bono ChallengeSM