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  1. VLP Press Release: New Board Member Appointments

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    The VLP is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors. Joining the VLP’s Board are Brian Fryd, a Principal at Cornerstone Research and Jennifer Tan, MBA, MPH.

    “We are excited to welcome Brian and Jennifer to the VLP’s Board of Directors. Their unique personal experience, perspective, and honed expertise combined with such a deep understanding, shared commitment, and passion for justice will serve the VLP well and help in the advancement of the organization’s mission,” said Stephen Z. Williamson, Secretary and Board Resource and Governance Committee Co-Chair, VLP Board of Directors.

    Please see the official press release here.

    Principal, Cornerstone Research
  2. Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy CLE 10/28

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    The Philadelphia Bankruptcy Lawyer Project presents: 

    Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy

    Wednesday, October 28th, 6:00-9:00 PM
    Brooklyn Bar Association First Floor Auditorium
    123 Remsen St, Brooklyn NY, 11201

    Presented by: 

    John McManus, Esq., Director
    Consumer Bankruptcy Project, City Bar Justice Center

    Bruce Weiner, Esq., Partner
    Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

    Topics Include

    Overview of Steps in a Consumer Bankruptcy; General Principles of Consumer Bankruptcy; Changes under BAPCPA 2005 and Petition and Form Preparation.

    Your Commitment

    The cost of this course is $150 or is FREE to those who accept at least one pro bono referral for a bankruptcy or other matter from the VLP before April 28, 2015. This CLE is 2 credits in Professional Practice, 0.5 credits in Skills and 0.5 credits in Ethics. Experienced attorneys receive additional CLE credit for every 120 minutes of eligible pro bono service. If you would like to pay $150 for the course instead of volunteering, please contact us directly.
    This program is designed for attorneys who are new to low-asset, low-income Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.

    To Register: 

    Sign up here or email requested information to
    The VLP maintains a financial hardship policy.  For more information, call 718-473-9202.
  3. 44 Court Street

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    The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) has moved to a new location! 

    We are proud to announce that we are officially in our new office.

    Please update your records:

    Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP)
    44 Court Street, Suite 1206
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Phone: (718) 624-3894

    The VLP staff and board have worked tirelessly to make this move a reality, but it would not have been possible without your help. Thank you to everyone who has supported our 44 Court Campaigns, and a special thank you to our official office sponsors — your tremendous generosity has been essential to our expansion:

    James P. and Linda Slattery
    Terri and Nick Letica
    The Rubin-Henry Foundation

    Finally, a huge thank you to the Brooklyn Bar Association for housing and nurturing the Project for the past 25 years.

    Follow the VLP on Facebook to see the progress of our office. We look forward to sharing our new space with you!

  4. Office Move

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    As of Thursday, April 23

    The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”) has moved to a new location:

    44 Court Street, Suite 1206

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Intake hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


  5. Harvard Krokodiloes A Cappella Concert To Benefit The Brooklyn VLP

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    Calling all music fans: 

    Harvard University’s most prestigious a cappella singing group, the Krokodiloes (Kroks), will be performing on Wednesday, January 7th for an evening of music and dinner at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights. Ticket price is $100. All proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn VLP! Please email or call 718-624-3894 for more information.

    Harvard University Krokodiloes (Kroks)

    Harvard University Krokodiloes (Kroks)

  6. Brooklyn VLP Warmly Welcomes New Executive Director Heidi Henderson

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    Jeannie Costello, VLP Executive Director since 2005

    Jeannie Costello, VLP Executive Director since 2004

    Heidi Henderson begins as Executive Director of the VLP in November.

    Heidi Henderson begins as Executive Director of the VLP in November

    Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project Executive Director Jeannie Costello’s retirement is bittersweet news, but we are thrilled to welcome the new Executive Director, Heidi Henderson, who begins in November. Ms. Henderson joins the VLP from Her Justice where she currently serves as Senior Director of Legal Services.

    Read more in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the New York Law Journal about Ms. Costello’s accomplishments over the past ten years and the BVLP’s optimism about the future under Ms. Henderson’s leadership.