Neither Sleet nor Snow nor Hurricanes nor Tornadoes . . .

Sleet Snow Hurricane Tornado
Sleet Snow Hurricane Tornado

Remember the Post Office slogan starting with “Neither Sleet nor Snow. . .?” Sure, but did you know that  there is a site for National Disaster Legal Aid that will provide legal services to individuals during and after disasters?

The site is a collaboration of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), and Pro Bono Net.

In case you missed our earlier post, be sure to add this site to your emergency preparation list.

And, keep in mind that nothing works better in a disaster than preparation.

-RFW

SOA WORLD MAGAZINE Breaks Story

Pro Bono Net Announces KPMG Sponsorship

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission was pleased to read that Pro Bono Net announced support from KPMG LLC, especially during such tough economic times. And thanks to SOA World Magazine for breaking the news.

Excerpts:

“We will offer web-based and other educational sessions to Pro Bono Net members, and look for opportunities to provide Forensic and Forensic Technology Services to legal counsel working through Pro Bono Net,” Richard H. Girgenti [national lead partner for KPMG’s Forensic Practice and a member of the firm’s Board] said, adding, “We are especially pleased to announce this sponsorship, as KPMG encourages our employees to give back to their communities.”

“At a time when so many families face problems such as eviction and foreclosure, it’s heartening that KPMG recognizes the difference that access to a lawyer can make,” said Mark O’Brien, Executive Director of Pro Bono Net. “KPMG’s support will enable Pro Bono Net to continue connecting people in need with free legal counsel, and to develop new programs that respond to emergent needs.”

For the whole article, click here.

-RFW

Phew – thanks Epiq Systems!

PHEW! Thanks Epiq Systems!

Earlier today, Epiq Systems, Inc. announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of Pro Bono Net, which provides online programs to increase access to justice. If you are not familiar with Pro Bono Net, please browse their website. It provides a great resource for access to justice.

For the full article, click here.

-RFW