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  1. VLP Newsletter | July 2021

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    The VLP’s July 2021 Newsletter is here! In this edition you will find:

    An update from Heidi Lee Henderson, VLP President and Chief Executive Officer: Read about the VLP’s COVID-19 response initiatives and recent board expansion

    New Developments in Development: Welcome Melinda Garcia, Development Associate, to the VLP team

    Engaging New Leaders: Learn more about the VLP Board & YPB expansion and meet our newest members

    Meet the VLP’s Dynamic Summer Interns: Meet our new interns and hear why they are excited to be joining the VLP this summer 

    VLP & YPB Connect: Read about our successful virtual event series and our generous supporters

    VLP Continuing Legal Education: Learn more about our recent virtual CLE’s 

    Senior Outreach: Discover how our NGF Senior LEAP is committed to staying connected to Brooklyn Seniors 

    VLP Emergency Response Campaign: Your contribution will have an immediate and significant impact on the VLP’s ability to rapidly respond to the growing needs of our community. Join the VLP Emergency Response Campaign today!

  2. 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.

    BRIAN FRYD
    Principal, Cornerstone Research
    JENNIFER TAN, MBA, MPH
  3. Excusive Attorney Lead Generation for Lawyers & Law Firms

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    “When I turned 50, I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer, and went to law school. And now, I am on my third law firm and it works out to be seven months of work, plus a monthly stipend. It’s a lot of work, I know, but it’s all about the relationship I build with clients. Having your own firm that you are an owner of makes things a lot easier for me and my client. I have established great relationships that allow me to tell clients exactly what is expected of them and they feel confident that they are getting the best legal representation for their case.”

    How many “exclusive leads” do you get a month? You can get between 10 and 50 exclusive attorney leads a month from Excusive Attorney Leads agents when you get these great investigative leads. Exclusive Leads Agency is one of the few companies that understands that the discovery process involves more than legal discovery. Before the discovery phase of any legal case can occur, information needs to be obtained. Excusive Attorney Leads agents is a leading provider of investigative leads from multiple sources. This includes from online websites such as lawtriage.com, white-hat search engines, social media sites, a client referral network, and extensive in-house court-related searches. To give you an example, let’s say you are a family law attorney and your client wants to move out of an unhealthy housing situation that the family can no longer afford. You visit court records and find that he has been slapped with a restraining order against him for domestic abuse. That leaves your client trapped, and you are forced to plead with the judge to increase his parenting time. This time the judge reduces his parenting time from 6 weeks to 3 weeks. Now you have the evidence you need to convince the court to rescind his restraining order, then you can put your client back in his home and get him back on track. If you have good lawyers and you have a strong point of view, you may still get lucky. Let’s say you think your client can be trusted and have a good reason for wanting to get the restraining order dismissed. You start an investigation into his company that has been named in the restraining order. You learn that his father and stepfather are financial contributors to his company and that he himself also works for the company.

    What this means is that his company is a corporation. And if you move in to your client’s home, the bank will not loan you the money to pay the rent or mortgage without first verifying that the company exists. However, if you can prove to the bank that the company exists and that your client is the president and the person who is responsible for running the business, the bank will often put you in control of the company for the low low price of $5,000. Now the bank knows that the company is legitimate and you can use the bank account to pay the rent or mortgage on the home that you just occupied. You now have a company and a home in your client’s name, and can even go to court and find proof that the restraining order was unfair and that your client has been unfairly restrained. If you have a good team, you can be a “legitimate landlord” and allow your clients to live in their homes while your legal team digs up evidence to prove your client’s innocence.

  4. Boston Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

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    Injury claims based on slip and fall accidents can be notoriously difficult to prove. slip and fall accident. In order to recover compensation from a negligent property owner, you have to offer proof of negligence. That can be hard to come by especially if you’re recovering from an injury. The property owner might apologize profusely for your injuries. However, when it comes time to pay your bills, your claim is handed over to an insurance company. Insurance companies have virtually limitless resources but their overall goal is to pay accident victims the least amount possible.

    An ongoing battle with the insurance company can be a daunting prospect when you’re hurt. An experienced Boston personal injury lawyer can step in and help when you need it the most. In fact, it’s possible that the skill of your lawyer could make or break your case. You need someone with experience and resources. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we have over 100 years of combined experience. Our firm benefits from a wide range of legal experience from the bench to both sides of the negotiating table.

    HOW DANGEROUS ARE SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one in five falls causes a serious injury. More than 800,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of fall injuries and the consequences are even more serious for older adults. According to the CDC, more than 95% of all hip fractures are caused by falls. As far as accidental injuries go, falls are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2018, around 37,455 falls were fatal. Among non-fatal injuries, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States each year, with around 8 million visits annually. A similar version of the previous article would be: slip and fall accidents are extremely costly. slip and fall sign Slip and fall accidents are extremely costly.

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that one in five falls causes a serious injury. More than 800,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of fall injuries and the consequences are even more serious for older adults. According to the CDC, more than 95% of all hip fractures are caused by falls. As far as accidental injuries go, falls are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2018, around 37,455 falls were fatal. Among non-fatal injuries, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits in the United States each year, with around 8 million visits annually. Slip and fall accidents are extremely costly. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports injury claims based on slip and fall accidents can be notoriously difficult to prove slip and fall accident. An ongoing battle with the insurance company can be a daunting prospect when you’re hurt. An experienced Boston personal injury lawyer can step in and help when you need it the most.

    Lawyers in Boston

    slip and fall accident lawyer in boston have a reputation of handling lawsuits and cases on behalf of others in the Greater Boston Area. Whether you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights or you need a trial lawyer to represent you in a civil case, Jason Stone law firm for slip and fall cases can help you. Contact them for a free consultation and an appointment with a personal injury lawyer. Visit driving directions to the Boston Office of Jason Stone Injury Lawyers to find the local Jason Stone Law Firm in Boston. No form of reproduction of any text or data on this website may be made without prior written consent of Jason Stone Injury Lawyers. Your statement or your claim is a confidential communication between you and us and is not to be submitted to or reviewed by anyone other than the individual and lawyer sharing the claim. A copy of the claim form will be included in your monthly billing statement.

  5. 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 jbryan@brooklynvlp.org.
    The VLP maintains a financial hardship policy.  For more information, call 718-473-9202.
  6. 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
    Anonymous

    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!

  7. 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

    718-624-3894