Pro Bono Partnership Honors NJ Volunteers of the Year

Pro Bono Partnership Honors New Jersey Volunteers of the Year PRO BONO VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR: Pro Bono Partnership celebrates its New Jersey Volunteers of the Year. From left: Alycia Guichard, Celeste Como and John Frantz from the Verizon Public Policy, Law and Security Department; Laurence Rickles, Esq., Teva Pharmaceuticals; Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., New Jersey Program Director, Pro Bono Partnership; client presenter David Keith, executive director, Educate America Right Now; Carol Gershon, Esq., Blank Rome LLP; Armstead Johnson, executive director, Mercer Street Friends; and Nancy Eberhardt, Esq., executive director, Pro Bono Partnership.

Pro Bono Partnership celebrated its “New Jersey Volunteers of the Year” at a breakfast event on April 24, 2018, at the University—N.O.W. Day Nursery in Princeton. The partnership’s volunteers of the year recipients are notable for the number of pro bono projects undertaken, their willingness to accept new projects, their enthusiasm for the partnership’s program, and their commitment to pro bono service, the organization said. “I am thrilled to be honoring our extraordinary volunteers,” said Nancy Eberhardt, executive director of Pro Bono Partnership. “We could not accomplish all that we do without their tireless efforts and dedication. Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to positively impact hundreds of nonprofit organizations and communities throughout the tristate area each year.” The 2017 Pro Bono Partnership honorees are: Carol A. Gershon of Blank Rome, which was presented by Armstead Johnson, executive director of Mercer Street Friends; Laurence S. Rickles of Teva Pharmaceuticals, presented by David Keith, executive director and founder of Educate America Right Now (EARN); and Verizon’s Public Policy, Law and Security Department, which was accepted by Celeste Como, associate general counsel, labor and employment.

Hudson County Bar Seeks Scholarship Applicants

The Hudson County Bar Foundation will award scholarships to students who are attending law school or who have been accepted to law school for the September 2018–May 2019 term. Students must be bona fide residents of Hudson County; must demonstrate financial need; must provide two current letters of recommendation and must account for appropriate academic standards. Interested applicants can write to the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Committee, 583 Newark Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 or call (201) 798-4708, or send an e-mail to, or visit for an application. All applications must be received on or before May 25, 2018