Attorney Emeritus Program

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman appointed Professor John D. Feerick and Fern Schair as co-chairs of the Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) Advisory Council. Professor Feerick serves as Founder and Senior counsel of the Law School's Feerick Center for Social Justice and Ms. Schair chairs the Center's Advisory Board. The AEP Advisory Council seeks to promote the active participation of senior attorneys in pro bono. The Council consists of statewide representatives of the private bar, the legal services and pro bono communities, the court system, law schools, and the nonprofit sector. The Council will monitor the progress of the AEP and advise Chief Judge Lippman and court leaders in the following areas:

  • Ensuring that Attorney Emeritus volunteers provide high quality legal services to New Yorkers in need;
  • Making the pro bono experience as satisfying and desirable as possible for volunteers;
  • Developing outreach and recruitment strategies to maximize pro bono representation by experienced lawyers;
  • Enhancing the network of resources available to train experienced attorneys to provide pro bono representation;
  • Collecting essential data about the Program; and
  • Serving as a bridge to important constituencies, including the legal services community, the bar and the nonprofit sector.

Council Co-Chairs

John D. Feerick

Director and Founder, Feerick Center for Social Justice

Fordham University School of Law
33 West 60th St., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-6873

Email: jfeerick@law.fordham.com

Fern Schair

Advisory Board, Chair, Feerick Center for Social Justice

Fordham University School of Law
33 West 60th St., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7746

Email: schair@law.fordham.edu

Contact Us

Feerick Center for Social Justice of Fordham School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, 7 Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7671

Fax: 646-312-8238

Email: feerickcenter@law.fordham.edu