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January 30, 2013

Esther F. Lardent to Moderate New York Event

On February 19, PBI President & CEO Esther F. Lardent will head to New York City to moderate a discussion at The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York’s event: Pro Bono, New York Lawyers and Public Service: Looking Back Looking Forward.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with remarks from New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Following Lippman’s remarks, there will be a presentation looking at the history of pro bono in New York City and a discussion on pro bono service regarding death penalty cases. The program will conclude with Lardent moderating a discussion on pro bono work in the 21st century.

Lardent  will be joined by Steve Banks, attorney-in-chief at The Legal Aid Society, Matthew Dilller, dean & professor of law at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and Helaine M. Barnett, Esq. chair on the Chief Judge’s Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York City.

The event is sure to provide an interesting perspective of pro bono work in New York and its evolution on a national scale.  You can register for the event here. E-mail History@nycourts.gov or call 914-824-5864 with any questions.

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