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YLS Awarded Grant from ABA Young Lawyer's Division

Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Connecticut Bar Association
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Once again, the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) has been awarded a grant from the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The funds will help support the group’s annual Pro Bono Fair, which aims to help attorneys gain valuable experience and help their communities by volunteering to provide pro bono services in Connecticut.

Hosted in the fall of each year, the Pro Bono Fair features representatives from the CBA’s Pro Bono Network who share pro bono opportunities and offer information about how attorneys can build their resumes, receive free training, gain valuable experience, and help their communities by volunteering to provide pro bono services in Connecticut.

Subgrants are awarded annually by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD), with support from the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. The program is designed to promote quality projects developed by affiliated young lawyer organizations and to assist in the success of the program by providing support through program funding for public service projects and bar leadership/membership service projects.

Proposals submitted for the subgrant included well-defined and achievable goals with specific measures of success, collaboration with minority bar associations and/or senior bar associations and the inclusion of underrepresented or diverse minority groups as well as additional unique characteristics.

Priority was to be given to projects that provided law-related service to the public to help meet their specific needs.