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American Bar Association

Section on Labor and Employment Law Pro Bono Activities

Pro Bono Committee

Chairs: John E. Higgins Co-Chair

Wayne N. Outten Co-Chair

Patricia Costello Slovak Co-Chair

LINK: http://www.abanet.org/labor/home.html

Description:

Coordination and development of the pro bono activities and program of the Section. During the past year, the Section activities included: (a) Post-September 11 Crisis Response: Section set up Committee to coordinate the efforts of the Section and its members to assist victims. These efforts include: (1) dissemination of information to victims on obtaining employment related benefits (2) offers of Section assistance to affected bar associations and government agencies (3) encouraging Section members to provided assistance to government agencies and to opposing counsel in restoring damaged and lost files (b) Financial contribution to Death Penalty Project. ( c) Developing proposed Standing Committee on Pro Bono activities. (d) Regular encouragement that members participate in Pro Bono activities locally. (e) The Section has an extensive publication program including a number of books that are leaders in the field. These books are the result of thousands of hours of volunteer assistance from Section members.

Updated: 12/14/2006

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