Congressman Jerry Nadler, CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone, Law School Deans Join Legal and Business Leaders in New York City to Mark LSC’s 40th Anniversary

October 3, 2014
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10th), CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone, New York University School of Law Dean Trevor Morrison, Cardozo Law School Dean Matthew Diller, and CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle Anderson joined leaders from legal aid organizations, law firms, and corporations to discuss ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice in their communities October 7 at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue, at 4:30 p.m.
LSC Board Chair John Levi provided welcoming remarks. American Bar Association immediate Past President James Silkenat and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts Justice Fern Fisher also spoke. 
LSC President Jim Sandman moderated a panel on pro bono partnerships in New York City, including:
  • Lillian Moy of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and Dan Hurteau of Nixon Peabody LLP, on partnering with lawyers at General Electric’s Research Center to provide full representation to low-income clients.
  • Raun Rasmussen of Legal Services NYC and Rossalyn Quaye of Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), on working together to pair low-income veterans who are unable to repay their student loans with pro bono attorneys at Con Edison who help secure debt relief.
  • Jeff Seigel of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee and John McEntee of Farrell Fritz, on collaboratively staffing the Volunteer Lawyers Project and Attorney of the Day bi-weekly programs, which provide representation to approximately 1000 clients per year.
Following the discussion, Congressman Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, provided remarks.
LSC Board Vice Chair Martha Minow moderated a dialog on the Importance of Access to Justice to American Businesses, featuring Redstone and Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Verizon.
These events were held in conjunction with the LSC Board of Directors’ quarterly meeting. Details regarding the board and committee meetings may be found in a notice published on the LSC website.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.