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CHNN Successfully Collaborates with Westchester Pro Bono Program

September 1, 2015

This year, Collier, Halpern, Newberg & Nolletti, LLP undertook to represent the indigent and underserved by collaborating with a pro bono program entitled "Project Protect". Project Protect is a new initiative in Westchester County, offering training, supervision and mentoring to attorneys who volunteer to provide legal services to immigrant youth. Following a training session hosted at Pace Law School, CHNN's Managing Partner, Philip M. Halpern, and Litigation Associate, Shari B. Hochberg, commenced the representation of a woman whose young brother fled Guatemala, escaping insurmountable country conditions, gang violence and poverty. Through CHNN's effective representation, supervised by Pace Community Law Practice's Karin Anderson Ponzer, legal guardianship has been granted. This relief both enables the guardian to be responsible for the child's health, education and welfare and also places the child on a pathway to citizenship in the United States. The guardian and the child are grateful for CHNN's efforts to bridge the gap in legal representation to the underserved communities of Westchester.

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