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Robert Elardo receives award at 2017 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference

Robert M. Elardo, Esq., Executive Director/CEO of ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project received the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award from George T. Lewis III, Esq., Chair of ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Pubic Service and Sharon Goldsmith, Esq., President of National Association of Pro Bono Professionals, at the 2017 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference on May 5, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.  This prestigious award honors the memory of Tanya Neiman, the…
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Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Visits VLP’s Family Court Help Desk

We were honored to have Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and of the State of New York, visit our Family Court Help Desk on June 5th. Chief Judge DiFiore learned about the significant contributions the Family Court Help Desk makes to the courts and the community. She also observed our volunteer law students and pro bono attorney, Thomas Lochner, in action.

Barclay Damon, LLP Wins 2017 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award

Robert Heary, Esq., accepts the prestigious 2017 NYSBA President’s Pro Bono Service Award for Mid-Sized Law Firm for Barclay Damon, LLP, Buffalo office.  Mr. Heary is the Buffalo office’s pro bono partner who coordinates the pro bono activities of the 101 Buffalo office attorneys.  We are grateful for the depth and breadth of support from Barclay Damon’s Buffalo office in handling 156 pro bono cases for VLP in 2016. .  Barclay Damon attorneys represent VLP…
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