Eliza Vorenberg is the Director of Pro Bono and Community Partnerships and the Director of the Pro Bono Collaborative. Eliza is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College (1983) and Columbia Law School (1990) and clerked for Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Herbert P. Wilkins. She has extensive experience in public interest law, the private sector, academia, and conflict resolution.
Her previous experience includes litigating employment and civil rights actions, investigating complaints of discrimination against faculty at UCLA and conducting sexual harassment training for UCLA faculty, mediating and conducting shuttle diplomacy for UCLA's Ombuds Office, and, as staff attorney at the Harriett Buhai Center in South Central Los Angeles, assisting low-income at-risk clients with their pro se family law matters. Prior to law school, Eliza was a housing and benefits advocate at Greater Boston Legal Services where she helped establish a unit focussing on homelessness. In addition, she served as a legislative aide to Massachusetts State Representative David B. Cohen.
She has directed the Pro Bono Collaborative since January, 2006.
“Pro Bono as a Professional Value,” in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World, edited by Deborah Maranville, et al. (2015) (with Cindy Adcock, et al.)
Don’t Do It Alone: A Community-Based, Collaborative Approach to Pro Bono, 23 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 323 (2010) (co-authored with Laurie Barron, et al.)
LAW.821New York Pro Bono Scholars ProgramClick to Open
The New York Pro Bono Scholars Program (NYPBSP) bridges law school education and the practice of law while engaging students in the provision of critical legal assistance to low-income people. Students will provide approximately 520 hours of pro bono legal service over a 12-week period for which they will receive 12 fieldwork credits. In addition, students will take a two-credit weekly seminar on pro bono practice, access to justice and public interest lawyering. The field work will be graded Pass/Fail. The seminar will be graded.