Patterson Belknap Assisting Families of Pediatric Patients at Metropolitan Hospital

March 7, 2005

Patterson Belknap is proud to be part of a unique partnership between law firms and the medical and social work professions. In Volunteers of Legal Services' pro bono program, the Children's Project, six law firms are matched with hospitals in New York City, and Patterson Belknap was matched this year with Metropolitan Hospital. Four months in the planning and six months into operations, this innovative program allows the firm to assist poor families with sick children who are especially vulnerable to unhealthy housing conditions, terminated public benefits and inappropriate special education placements, providing a dedicated team of lawyers and support staff to work on a continuing flow of cases.