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NYSBA and WBASNY Partner to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Thomas P. Ivanyi is an experienced business executive who currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Private Equity Direct, LLC in West Palm Beach, Florida. A lawyer by profession, Thomas P. Ivanyi is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Established in 1876 as New York State’s official organization for legal professionals, NSYBA currently serves over 74,000 attorneys who benefit from its continuing legal education services and is the largest voluntary state bar association in the country. Apart to from helping lawyers further develop their professional skills, NSYBA also takes part in social issues and recently partnered with the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) to improve the access of victims of domestic violence to legal services.

Victims of domestic abuse who are finally able to leave the abusive relationship often have limited resources, which makes it difficult for them to seek legal protection from their perpetrators. Moreover, they also have to deal with other legal issues such as child custody and divorce. Through the years, there have been pro-bono efforts to help victims, but the demand has always outweighed the available resources. This partnership by NYSBA and WBASNY will work with legal service providers and local bar associations to recruit, educate, and train more volunteer attorneys.

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