Albany Law School and The Legal Project are excited to announce the establishment of the Katheryn D. Katz Fellowship Program, a joint partnership with The Legal Project and Albany Law School.
Please join us for the press conference on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue (1928 Building), Room: McKinley Lounge
Begins at: 4:00 p.m. – Reception to follow
Susan Arbetter, The Capitol Pressroom
The Honorable Kathy Sheehan, ’94, Mayor of Albany
Lisa A. Frisch, Executive Director, The Legal Project
Sarah Rogerson, Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project, Albany Law School
Paul Harding, Esq., ’89, Martin, Harding & Mazzotti
This innovative collaboration provides increased access to civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the Capital Region. The fellowship currently employs both law students and recent graduates of Albany Law School who receive intensive practical training and mentorship during their second and third years of law school and for two post-graduate years at The Legal Project. The initiative builds on and complements Albany Law School’s clinical legal education program, which engages students in the limited practice of law in live-client cases, equipping the fellows with the skills they need to be successful attorneys. Made possible with funding from the NYS Office of Court Administration, the initiative has leveraged over $60,000 to date from private firms throughout the Capital Region to make an innovative public-private partnership. We are honored to announce the naming of the Fellowship for Professor Katz, whose enduring legacy includes being the first in the country to bring domestic violence courses to a law school curriculum and as the impetus for Albany Law’s current clinical legal education programs relating to intimate partner violence.
Following the press conference, we hope you will join us at the reception to meet special guests including Professor Katz’s daughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Katz; elected officials and members of the Judiciary; the Katheryn D. Katz Fellows; members of the Board of The Legal Project as well as faculty and staff of Albany Law School.
In addition, we’d like to thank the following firms for their generous support: Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP; Deily & Glastetter LLP; O’Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.; LaFave, Wein & Frament, PLLC; McNamee Lochner Titus & Williams, P.C.; Hacker Murphy, LLPC; Tabner Ryan & Keniry LLP; and Mack & Associates, PLLC.