Pro Bono Breakfast Briefing
Date: January 12, 2012
Time: 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 900 Elm Street, 14th Floor, Manchester, NH
Finding it difficult to find pro bono opportunities as an in-house lawyer? Are you reluctant to take on a pro bono matter that is outside of your area of expertise?
Attorneys from Nixon Peabody have been volunteering with the Domestic Violence Emergency Project (DOVE), the NH Pro Bono Referral Program’s Low-Income Tax Project (LITP), and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Recognizing the great need for legal services, and the untapped potential in corporate law offices, we propose to develop a half-day training program this winter designed to help in-house attorneys participate in these highly-regarded programs, in partnership with Nixon Peabody attorneys. The training program and the pro bono work that will follow it are designed to be appropriate for all skill sets.
Please join us for a breakfast briefing and call to action featuring remarks by John T. Broderick, Dean and President, UNH School of Law as well as representatives from CASA, LITP, and DOVE.
The Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project is a program of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program that provides victims of domestic violence with emergency legal services. DOVE is operated in partnership with domestic violence services agencies throughout New Hampshire and relies on the donated services of specially trained attorneys.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system. CASA’s guardians give a voice to over 1,000 New Hampshire children in court each year.
NH Pro Bono Referral Program’s Low-Income Tax Project (LITP) is a program for low to moderate income taxpayers who need assistance with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service. The LITP assists qualified taxpayers with a variety of tax issues, including innocent spouse relief, injured spouse relief, IRS audits, earned income tax credit, deficiency notices, and levies and liens.