Pro Bono Partnership Founded by Richard S. Hobish and Robert E. Healing, supported by General Electric Company and WESFACCA, of which William L. Ellis, Jr.
was its President.
PBP White Plains Office Opened
Richard S. Hobish appointed Executive Director
With Prudential, Honeywell, & Schering-Plough support
Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award from American Corporate Counsel Association
Where NJ-admitted lawyers can satisfy pro bono obligations through PBP work
Distinguished Legal Services Award from Corporate Legal Times and Lexis-Nexis
PBP formally registers its name and logo with the USPTO
PBP becomes Approved CLE Provider in NY
Resolved 1,000 client legal matters!
Founding Board Chair, Bob Healing, Corporate Counsel, General Electric Company retires.
Succeeded as Chair by John Liftin, SVP & General Counsel, Prudential Financial
Senator Nicholas A. Spano awarded Certificates of Merit to Pro Bono Partnership and Richard Hobish
Nonprofit Pro Bono Award from CT Urban Legal Initiative
PBP Atlanta Founding, an independent sister organization
Family Strengthening Award from Family & Children’s Agency
Partnered with 1,000 volunteer attorneys!
Community Hall of Fame Award from Community Advisory Boards of Thirteen/WNET New York and WLIW21 New York
Expanded service into Orange, Rockland, and Putnam Counties in New York
Extended scope of mission to include services to nonprofit arts, civic, and environmental conservation organizations
PBP Hartford Formed, with United Technologies, Aetna, and Robinson + Cole support
Hartford Advisory Board established
Law Firm Advisory Committee established
Peter Gutermann, VP Global Ethics and Compliance, United Technologies Corporation, Elected Board Chair
NJ Supreme Court allows lawyers with Limited Licenses to provide pro bono legal services to NJ clients through PBP
Launched New York Child Care Initiative dedicated to servicing nonprofit child care agencies
Launched Nonprofit Crisis Management Initiative to help preserve community services during economic downturn
Community Service Award from Community Planning Council of Yonkers
George Gramby Humanitarian Award
Community Service Award from South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut
Mark Nordstrom, Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Elected Board Chair
Judge Learned Hand Award presented to Nancy Eberhardt, by AJC
Making a Difference Award presented to Priya Morganstern by Community Partners in Action
Distinguished Volunteer Service Proclamation presented to Maurice Segall by Fairfield County Community Foundation
PBP Ohio Founding, an independent sister organization
NY Court of Appeals allows registered in-house counsel to provide pro bono legal services in New York State
CT allows authorized in-house counsel to provide pro bono legal services in CT through PBP
Founding Executive Director, Richard Hobish, departs and is succeeded by Marcia Levy
Marcia Levy recognized by New York Law Journal as “Lawyers Who Lead by Example”
Opened PBP Long Island Office
Organization of the Year Award from Partners in Prevention
Represented 775 nonprofit clients!
Worked with 1,300 volunteer attorneys!
Resolved 1,600 client legal matters valued at $9.4 million in free legal services!
Nonprofit of the Year Finalist for excellence in business from HIA-LI
Board Philanthropic Leadership Award from Association of Development Officers
Community Partner Award from YWCA Hartford