NEW YORK, October 29, 2015: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce its role as a founding sponsor of the New York City Bar Association’s (the Association) Court Square Law Project (the Project), a joint initiative developed by the City University of New York School of Law and the Association to help new lawyers launch sustainable, mission-driven legal practices to better serve the growing population of moderate-income individuals who are chronically underrepresented in civil court proceedings. The firm’s involvement in the project demonstrates its continued commitment to serving the greater New York community and increasing the amount of legal services available to those in need.
Morgan Lewis is one of 19 top-tier firms that supported the creation of the five-year pilot program scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. The Project will enroll up to 10 two-year fellows who will receive a stipend, legal experience, curriculum-based training, mentoring from seasoned lawyers, and other tools to help them transition to a self-sustaining law practice. Morgan Lewis pro bono partner Amanda Smith will serve as a member of the Project’s advisory committee. Clients will begin to be accepted by the Project in early 2016.
A release issued by the New York City Bar Association can be accessed here.