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

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

For Immediate Release

Philadelphia, October 26, 2009 - 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: to 8 p.m. 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 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9416.

Peirce College offers bachelor's and associate degree programs in Business, Healthcare, 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 Accreditation Council for 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 1.888.467.3472 or visit

Contact: William Hawkins
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