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Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Honors Wilson Elser for its Commitment to Pro Bono

WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 30, 2015) – In celebration of Pro Bono Week, national law firm Wilson Elser was honored by the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley at its annual awards ceremony held on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Wilson Elser was recognized for its work with the organization’s uncontested divorce project. To date, 35 Wilson Elser attorneys have participated in two trainings held at the firm’s White Plains office and have opened 16 matters, with additional cases in the pipeline.

“The firm is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said John Flannery, regional managing partner of the White Plains office. “Our work with the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is especially meaningful as many of our clients are survivors of domestic violence who are in desperate need of a safe, fresh start to their lives. Helping them obtain a divorce is a major step to accomplish this.”

This is the second time in less than two years that Wilson Elser has been honored by the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. In April of 2014, Jerold R. Ruderman, of counsel, was recognized as an “Access to Justice” honoree at its Equal Access to Justice Dinner.

Wilson Elser supports pro bono service through its national Pro Bono Committee. The firm provides its attorneys with easily accessible resources, including a dedicated intranet portal and Pro Bono Resource Center that includes a list of the firm’s Preferred Pro Bono Organizations, which contains Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.

Partner Steven L. Young, Pro Bono Committee member in the firm’s White Plains office, coordinate the office’s involvement in the uncontested divorce project.

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