Peirce College Co-Sponsors Pro Bono and Public Interest Opportunities Event for Paralegals

Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:48am EDT

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PHILADELPHIA--(Business Wire)--
Peirce College and Burlington County College will host a Professional Networking
Reception and Panel Discussion for paralegals on Thursday, October 29 on the
Burlington County College Mt. Laurel Campus. 

Professionals from the legal community will discuss the personal and
professional benefits of working with local Pro Bono and Public Interest Law
organizations. The keynote speaker is Jill Friedman, Director of Pro Bono and
Public Interest Programs, Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ. 

Peirce College is co-sponsoring the event for the College`s undergraduate
Paralegal Studies students and other interested professionals. "Our goal is to
communicate the personal and professional benefits of volunteering with a public
interest or pro bono organization," says Cynthia Gentile, J.D., Assistant
Professor, Legal Studies at Peirce College. 

On the professional side, "We want to show them how they can get their foot in
the door. From a personal perspective, we want to demonstrate the benefits of
volunteering, especially during these difficult economic times, when the need
for more pro bono volunteers is even greater." 

The networking reception and panel discussion will take place 6:00 - 8:00 PM at
Burlington County College`s Mt. Laurel Campus, 320 Laurel Hall, located at 3331
Route 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. 

Those interested in attending should contact Julie Jurash at
or 215.670.9416. 

Peirce College offers bachelor`s and associate degree programs in Business
Administration, Information Technology and Paralegal Studies. Peirce College is
accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market
Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104 (phone: 267-284-5000). The Association
of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs accredits the College's business
program and the Paralegal Studies program is approved by the American Bar
Association. For more information about Peirce College, call 888.GO.PEIRCE, or

Peirce College
William Hawkins
215-882-4006 (mobile) 

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