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Where Are They Now?

Michael Hertz, co-founder and former Executive Director of Pro Bono Net, is now Chief Knowledge Officer at Freshfields Druckhaus Beringer based in London, England.  Michael continues to be active on Pro Bono Netís Board of Directors, and has been engaged in Freshfieldís pro bono committee.

Laren Spirer, PBN's third employee, served as New York Program Coordinator from 2000-2005.  Laren joined Debevoise & Plimpton as the firm's Manager of Pro Bono Administration.  Based in New York, Laren manages the day-to-day aspects of the firm's pro bono work, including developing opportunities and relationships with provider organizations, tracking the firm's pro bono matters, establishing policies and protocols in conjunction with the Pro Bono Committee, and staffing pro bono matters.

Christie Constantine
, formerly a LawHelp Circuit Rider helping east coast states build statewide web sites, has also relocated to London, England.  Last month, she began work last month at Virgin Unite, Sir Richard Bransonís foundation which funds entrepreneurial approaches to social and environmental issues. 

David Raikow, who worked as a Circuit Rider for west coast states, has just joined VARBusiness as a senior editor.  Based in San Francisco, the firm provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services.  Prior to that, he worked as a research consultant for the United Nations in Sudan.

Adrianna Alty was a former Equal Justice Works fellow at Pro Bono Net, focused on developing national practice areas.  Since her PBN fellowship, she has been a researcher for investigative journalist and author, Greg Palast.  She also worked as Director of Legal Resources for the Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN) at the City University School of Law, and was instrumental in developing www.lowbono.org

Kaaren Boullosa,
formerly Pro Bono Netís Manager of Development, now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she works as the grant writer/researcher at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Aaron Bielenberg interned at Pro Bono Net through Columbia University Law School's innovative Lawyering in the Digital Age clinic. Aaron is now an associate in the Project Finance Group in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of Latham's firm-wide pro bono committee.

Margie Menza first worked with PBN while she was a program associate at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First); Margie coordinated LCHR's work on the Asylum Law practice area, and later became our first intern, working on probono.net/ny content development while attending Duke University School of Law.  Since 2002, Margie has been a litigation associate with Debevoise & Plimpton, where she has been very active in the firmís pro bono asylum program. 

 


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