To help Carver keep pace with its tremendous growth, the Pro-Bono Partnership recruited excellent lawyers to work closely with Carver’s leadership to revise Carver’s personnel policies and by-laws.
Clarisse Thomas and Robin Frederick of Shipman & Goodwin LLP helped to revise Carver’s personnel policies. Founded in 1919, Shipman & Goodman has more than 150 lawyers practicing in Connecticut and Washington DC. Robin Frederick is a partner of the firm and a member of the firm’s seven-person management team. Clarisse Thomas is an Associate of the firm.
Karen Wackerman Myers helped to revise Carver’s by-laws. Ms. Myers has been in private law practice for nearly twenty years representing corporate, nonprofit, investment advisor and other clients.
The Partnership is a coordination and resource center that helps lawyers provide volunteer legal services to non-profit community-based organizations in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Its primary focus is to encourage inside counsel to provide pro bono legal assistance to non-profits that serve poor and disadvantaged populations, particularly those working in the areas of health and human services, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization. The Partnership identifies and screens non-profits with legal needs and matches them with volunteers from the in-house corporate legal community and the private bar.
We are grateful to the Partnership and to the firms they recruited for finding Carver worthy of this elite legal assistance at this critical time Carver’s long history of service.