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The Westchester County Bar Foundation, Inc. (“WCBF”), established in 1984, is the charitable arm of the Westchester County Bar Association.  Its goal is to contribute to the improvement of the administration of justice and to encourage a better public understanding of the law.

The Foundation also recognizes the outstanding service of non-judicial employees of the Ninth Judicial District through the Annual Joseph F. Gagliardi Award for Excellence.

Public Interest Fellowship

In September 2007, the Foundation established a two-year public interest law fellowship. The Fellowship provides legal help to the county's underserved residents, and also provides training to a new lawyer who otherwise might not have the opportunity to do public interest work. Karen Maxim (nee Tenenbaum), a Harvard Law graduate, was the first Fellow, doing her work through Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The second Fellow, hosted by My Sister's Place in White Plains, was Pace Law graduate Virginia Foulkrod. Read the Newsletter article about Virginia.

The third Fellow, hosted by Student Advocacy, was Pace Law graduate Darren Guild.  Read Darren's speech regarding the Fellowship from the 3rd Annual Foundation Benefit on November 14, 2013.  

The fourth Fellow, hosted by Pace Community Law Practice worked with clients of Neighbors Link, was St. John's Law graduate Elizabeth Mastropolo.

The fifth Fellow:  Jennifer Pacheco, began working for the Hudson Valley Justice Center in Yonkers in 2015.

The sixth Fellow, Luis Leon, who began his fellowship in the fall of 2017, will focus on serving the underprivileged in the areas of immigration law and employment law.

All donations are deductible for Federal and New York State income, estate and gift tax purposes.  Most of the funds for the Foundation's projects come from members of the Westchester County Bar Association.  We ask that you give generously through a voluntary contribution when paying WCBA dues or through a separate contribution at any time during the year.

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THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION'S 7TH ANNUAL BENEFIT and Silent Auction is on NOvember 15, 2017!
 
TO ATTEND, DONATE, OR SPONSOR, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE EVENT PAGE.


 

 

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