Pro Bono Action Committee Meets at Bond
July 9, 2009
JUDGE FERN FISHER IS FEATURED GUEST AT 5th JUDICIAL DISTRICT PRO BONO ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING HOSTED BY BOND
SYRACUSE, NY: On Thursday, July 9, 2009, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, hosted the July meeting of the 5th Judicial District Pro Bono Action Committee. Judge Fern Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrator for the New York City Courts, was the featured guest of the meeting and spoke on her involvement with the statewide Access to Justice Initiatives. These initiatives include the District Pro Bono Action Now Program. Judge Fisher and the Access to Justice program were featured on the Syracuse Post Standard's Syracuse.com web site on July 9th as well. The Access to Justice Initiative includes an array of programs designed to ensure New York State residents from all income backgrounds are able to obtain the necessary tools to address the legal issues they may encounter. In particular, the web site www.nycourthelp.gov provides links to guides and court document forms.
"We are honored to have Judge Fisher with us today," stated Bond, Schoeneck & King partner H. J. Hubert. Mr. Hubert is also the Firm's Pro Bono Coordinator. "The Access to Justice Program is very necessary and I am sure it will prove to be a huge success throughout New York State." Following the Committee's meeting, a reception for committee members and invited guests, including area judges and attorneys, was held.