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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF BANKRUPTCY FOUNDATION AWARDS $7,500 GRANT TO PUT SOMETHING BACK!

Put Something Back pro bono project has received a generous grant award in the amount of $7,500 from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to use technology to expand existing pro bono legal aid to underserved indigent debtors seeking assistance.  “Due to the surge in demand for our services, greater resources are needed to assist clients. The project will focus on recruiting and training attorneys, law firms and mentors to serve the bankruptcy needs of vulnerable groups including the elderly, veterans and disaster victims,” said Bruce Levine , who coordinates Put Something Back Project.  The program will use funds to coordinate trainings, clinics and materials and expand its attorney base of volunteers who will directly represent clients on a pro bono basis. The first in a series of CLE seminars is scheduled for Friday, February 9 and features trending topics related to consumer Bankruptcy practice focusing on current client needs. Put Something Back recruits and screens potential clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays to determine whether they qualify for services.   “We are grateful to the Foundation for the generous grant,” said Levine. “This year’s goals are to benefit greater numbers of disadvantaged client communities utilizing advanced technology.”  

For more information please contact bankruptcy@dadelegalaid.org