New York, NY – June 13, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that it has expanded its commitment to The Door Legal Services Center through the creation of a Chadbourne & Parke Fellowship.
Christa Stewart, Director of The Door Legal Services Center, commenting on the Fellowship program said, “I extend my appreciation to Chadbourne for its support for this fellowship. This position will dramatically increase our capacity to provide legal services to youth in New York City.”
Chadbourne will hire an attorney who, after an orientation period at its New York office, will work for at least a year at The Door Legal Services Center located at 555 Broome Street in Soho.
During the Fellowship period, the Chadbourne Fellow will be a full-time employee of Chadbourne, receive Firm benefits and have an office at the Firm in addition to space at The Door Legal Services Center. The Fellow will be expected to report regularly to Chadbourne on the work being done at The Door and to attend Firm meetings and social functions.
At the conclusion of the Fellowship, it is Chadbourne’s hope that the Fellow will remain at the Firm and undertake a regular workload in a practice area of the Fellow’s choice.
The Door Legal Services Center was established in 1992 to address the lack of free legal services for youth in New York City in need of help with their legal problems. The Door, which is New York’s premier youth development agency, serves young people, ages 12-21, primarily from low-income, single-parent families.
Chadbourne has had an externship program with The Door since 1998, in which associates have been sent on 8-12 week assignments. This program will continue.
Legal work at The Door Legal Services Center involves providing advice on a broad range of issues. These can include such matters as family law issues involving paternity, child support, divorce, domestic violence, child custody and visitation rights; juvenile matters including emancipation, the rights of youth in foster care and obtaining government benefits; immigration issues for undocumented clients; employment issues, such as unpaid wages; and handling difficulties at school and with the police.
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, reinsurance and insurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, Kyiv, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.
About The Door
The Door Legal Services Center was established in 1992 to address the lack of free legal services for youth in New York City in need of help with their legal problems. The Center provides a broad range of counsel and advocacy services in civil matters. The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Each year over 7,000 young people, most referred by their peers, come to The Door for primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, GED, ESL, computer classes, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career development services and training, job placement, daily meals, arts, sports and recreational activities.