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Comedy, Cocktails, & Connectivity

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A fundraising event for Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Event Information

6:30pm Wednesday, March 24, 2021



ABOUT THE YPB:
The VLP's Young Professionals  Board (YPB) was established to support the organization's Board of Directors and its goal of making the legal system more accessible and equitable for low-income Brooklyn residents. The YPB unites rising talent professionals across the legal and non-legal sectors who are motivated to utilize their time, experience, and diverse skill sets in service of the VLP's mission. The YPB serves as an advisor to and agent of the full Board, driving an array of activities including community outreach and program expansion, event planning and fundraising, and providing strategic guidance to the organization. 

MORE ABOUT EMILY WILSON: 
Emily Wilson is a comedian based in New York City. From live stand-up, to internet videos to original comedy songs, she performs her material all over the City (and now the internet). Her favorite form of comedy during COVID times has been hopping on her Instagram story and ranting about life, with topics ranging from Spectrum is the worst company known to humankind, to how insane it is that American culture has decided to omit bidets. When there's not a global pandemic, you can find her at her monthly comedy show, The Emily Wilson Show, at Gran Torino in Williamsburg.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS


PLATINUM SPONSOR


GOLD SPONSOR

NANCY KARCH AND BRUCE MARTIN


SILVER SPONSOR

SMITA AND SHYAM DIGHE




Please contact Melissa Starr, VLP's Senior Director of Development & Strategic Initiatives, mstarr@brooklynvlp.org or (718) 473-9209 for more information information about the VLP and upcoming opportunities to connect.

The VLP is a not-for-profit public charity recognized by the IRS under 501(c)(3). Tax ID: 11-3155182. Except for $25 per ticket or $40 per “double pour” ticket, sponsorships and tickets are tax-deductible. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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About the Organization

Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

In 1990, having witnessed growing disparities of legal resources and representation throughout Brooklyn’s judicial system, attorneys in Brooklyn joined together in founding the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) to help close the justice gap. Guided on the principle that all people should be valued and provided with equal opportunities and resources, the VLP's mission and vision as maintained to this day: to ensure that the legal system is accessible to those who, because of special needs or the overwhelming burden of poverty, would not otherwise have their rights protected or their voices heard.

The VLP provides direct civil legal services to residents of Brooklyn living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, assisting them to overcome life-altering legal challenges, including family breakdowns, devastating debt, immigration status, threatened homelessness, and ongoing predatory practices that overwhelmingly target the poor, the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

The VLP values respect, dignity, and justice – fair access to the...

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