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Volunteer Lawyers will host CLE about impact of COVID-19 on child support cases

June 26, 2020 Rob Abruzzese
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The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is hosting a virtual continuing legal education seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. where it will cover the impacts of COVID-19 on child support cases.

Sidney Cherubin, the director of legal services at the VLP, and Joanne Reece, a staff attorney in the family law section, will present the 90-minute CLE.

The New York City Family Court remained open even as most other courts were closed during the height of the pandemic. Judges from that court explained to the Brooklyn Eagle that emergency custody cases started to emerge as parents, caregivers and even children became sick.

The VLP will train attorneys for free in these cases in exchange for agreeing to take a case pro bono.

Experienced attorneys who take pro bono cases can receive additional CLE credit for every two hours of eligible pro bono service. Practicing attorneys in New York need a minimum of 24 CLE credits every two years.

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