May 11, 2016
Partners in Prevention will honor Weil associate Owen Orr Denby at its Persons of the Year Gala on May 12, in recognition of his pro bono representation of the nonprofit in a transaction that will help empower youth in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse.
Partners in Prevention (PIP) is the Hudson County, New Jersey affiliate of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., which strives to defeat alcoholism and drug abuse in the community through involvement, consultation, education, advocacy and referral programs.
Mr. Denby was part of a team of volunteer attorneys with Pro Bono Partnership who represented PIP in the transfer of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute program from the Lindsey Meyer Memorial Foundation to PIP. The Teen Institute works with hundreds of middle school, high school and college-age students throughout New Jersey each year and actively involves them in planning and implementing prevention programming. The addition of the Teen Institute to PIP’s youth prevention services will help young people become leaders and create positive changes in themselves, their schools and their communities.
Mr. Denby’s involvement in the program transfer was made possible through a referral by the Pro Bono Partnership, which provides free business and transactional legal services to nonprofits serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Pro Bono Partnership mobilizes the pro bono services of about 1,100 attorneys from major corporations and law firms throughout the tri-state area each year.
“We are as successful as we are because of the great volunteers we have,” said Christine Michelle Duffy, senior staff attorney at Pro Bono Partnership. “Many thanks to Owen and the other Weil lawyers who have so graciously given of their time to provide counsel to nonprofits that help make our communities better for all of us.”