September 12, 2013
This year marks the fifth annual National Pro Bono Week, started by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. The goals of the annual celebration include recruiting volunteers, increasing legal services available for indigent and vulnerable populations, rallying community support for pro bono programs, encouraging and developing collaborative relationships, and recognizing the pro bono contributions of volunteers.
For its part, Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS), in collaboration with the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe, will present an intimate look into the lives of incarcerated parents and senior citizens. On October 21st, PLS will host “Bookends: The Effects of Incarceration on Children and the Elderly,” at the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, New York. Following a cocktail hour, local actors with the Soul Rebel Performance Troupe will perform pieces submitted by incarcerated parents and the elderly.
The event will culminate with several awards for exemplary pro bono service.
As seating is limited, we encourage interested individuals to reserve their seats early. Tickets are $10 each and can be obtained by contacting:
Samantha Howell, Pro Bono & Outreach Services Coordinator
Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York
41 State Street, Suite M112
Albany, NY 12207