Pro Bono


Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Recognizes Joseph Dougherty's Volunteer Work

In its November 2013 newsletter, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) published an article about the organization's Private Attorney Involvement program. Joseph Dougherty, a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment and Litigation departments, was among four professionals that were profiled.

The article can be found on page 4 of the November 2013 newsletter.


Joseph Dougherty To Participate in CLE Training


Joseph Dougherty, a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment and Litigation departments, will be one of four presenters at an upcoming Continuing Legal Education Training.

The training will be held on October 4 at the Citizens Bank Building, 833 Broadway in Albany, NY. It will be presented by the Albany County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, New York State Bar Association and the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board.

View more information about this CLE training here.


Hinman Straub Supports New York Civil Air Patrol


The New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (NYCAP) recently thanked Hinman Straub for the firm's pro bono lobbying and government relations representation in Albany.

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation and public service-minded membership. The New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has almost 2,600 members in 74 squadrons throughout New York State.

NYCAP performs emergency and non-emergency services at cost for the state and local governments, including , disaster relief, counterdrug, and homeland security missions. NYCAP also has a cadet program for youths 12 to 18 years old, which promotes aviation and aerospace education in the community.

Matthew O'Connor, government analyst at Hinman Straub, and Michael Fallon, Principal at Hinman Straub, are working with NYCAP to develop and advance its government affairs agenda in New York State.

Col. Jack Ozer, wing commander, said the firm provided legal and government relations advice that directly resulted in an improved working relationship with state agencies and elected officials, "New York can now access our volunteer emergency and non-emergency services easily and efficiently, resulting in significant cost savings for such services in New York."

Click here for more information on Matthew O'Connor and Michael Fallon.


Black and Dougherty Volunteer Their Legal Expertise

John Black, principal at Hinman Straub, and Joseph Dougherty, Associate at Hinman Straub, are participating in the Legal Aid Society's Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) program. The program brings together private and volunteer attorneys on a wide variety of issues, including: employment, labor and other matters affecting the elderly, disabled, people living with HIV/AIDS and low-income residents. Legal services are provided to individuals and families across northeastern New York. For more information on the Legal Aid Society PAI program, please click here. For more information on John Black, visit his bio page. For more information on Joseph Dougherty, please visit his bio page.

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