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Children and Youth Services

Lawyers Alliance helps to educate and nurture at-risk children of all ages, from infants in child care to teenagers in after-school and summer programs.

Clients include child care centers, family child care networks, Head Start programs, charter schools, public school support organizations, in-school and after-school programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, youth development and job training organizations, and education reform groups.

Global Kids sought our help on a variety of business law matters resulting from its innovations in global education and leadership development. With co-counsel support from Lawyers Alliance staff, pro bono attorneys from Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP advised the organization on contract and internet legal issues when it developed a new website; pro bono attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP helped protect intellectual property related to curriculum and student-led workshops; pro bono attorneys from Shearman & Sterling LLP negotiated a software company agreement and the terms of a grant, enabling the organization to develop an interactive online skills-building game; and pro bono attorneys at Goodwin Procter LLP prepared releases from participants and provided intellectual property guidance for an annual essay contest. With this legal assistance, our client successfully implemented educational programs, including a Digital Media Initiative, reaching thousands of New York City public school students and educators.

"Lawyers Alliance connected us to lawyers with the expertise that we needed for the different aspects of our online youth leadership program, helping it to succeed and grow."

- Carole Artigiani, Founder and
Executive Director, Global Kids