Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts
Just as ALM employees and businesses were impacted by the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, we know many communities ALM serves in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions have been deeply affected as well.
In support of these communities, ALM has taken action to provide aid to our customers, colleagues and associates to help their businesses overcome difficult circumstances and get back on track. Outlined below are three specific relief efforts ALM has initiated: Charitable Relief, Law Firm Relief Project and Damaged Products Relief.
ALM provided a corporate donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund to help meet people's immediate emergency needs such as providing shelter, food and health and emotional health services to those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
For more information about donating to the American Red Cross, please visit www.redcross.org.
The ALM Law Firm Relief Project has been established to help three law firms in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York whose operations were severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, including providing them with the essential resources and tools they need to get their businesses and communities back on track.
Selected law firms received:
One-year online only subscription for up to 10 books published by Law Journal Press.
- One-year subscription to a bundle of legal research and information products associated with the state in which the selected law firm resides, including:
• Smart Litigator New York Gold Bundle: Smart Litigator NY, New York Law Journal subscription, NY CLE from CLECenter.com, VerdictSearch National subscription.
• Smart Litigator New Jersey Gold Bundle: Smart Litigator NJ, New Jersey Law Journal subscription, NJ CLE from CLECenter.com, VerdictSearch National subscription.
• Smart Litigator Connecticut Gold Bundle: Smart Litigator CT, Connecticut Law Tribune subscription, CT CLE from CLECenter.com, VerdictSearch national subscription.
Law Firm Recipients
Freedhand & Freedhand
Jay and Lorraine Freedhand's husband-and-wife practice in Belle Harbor, NY, was totally destroyed by a fire in Sandy's wake, destroying all of its assets, including 10 years of files. They have handled local real estate transactions and negligence litigation for 14 years.
Law Office of John J. Howley
John Howley, a solo personal-injury practitioner who has practiced in Far Rockaway, NY for over 50 years, found his office was under eight feet of water, and was without power and heat until December. His home and car were also destroyed.
Peknic, Peknic & Schaefer, LLC
A general practice firm of five lawyers based in Long Beach, NY, reopened within six weeks of the storm despite the loss of all of its furniture, equipment, library and other assets.
ALM will provide relief to law firms, legal offices and more that have lost and damaged books as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
Law Journal Press publishes more than 140 books on a broad range of legal topics, and our regional publications including the Connecticut Law Tribune, New Jersey Law Journal, New York Law Journal and The Legal Intelligencer publish numerous treatises and handbooks throughout the year, that our customers have come to rely on as key resources for their day-to-day operations.
ALM's Damaged Products Relief includes:
- Up to $2,000 in value of lost and damaged titles. A discount will be available for the purchase of replacement titles beyond $2,000 in value.
- Relief is available to current Law Journal Press, New Jersey Law Journal Books, New York Law Journal Books, Connecticut Law Tribune Books and The Legal Intelligencer Books customers in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy.
- Replacement will be honored for books where subscriptions were current or updated.
- Limited to titles in print and subject to inventory.
Contact our Customer Service Team to submit your Damaged Products Relief claim
Lenny Izzo, ALM's chief marketing officer, left, and Hal Cohen, publisher of the New York Law Journal, right, present checks to Justin Freedhand, bottom. (NYLJ Photos/Rick Kopstein)
Lenny Izzo, ALM's chief marketing officer, left, and Hal Cohen, publisher of the New York Law Journal, right, present checks to John and Marie Howley. (NYLJ Photos/Rick Kopstein)
Lenny Izzo, ALM's chief marketing officer, left, and Hal Cohen, publisher of the New York Law Journal, right, present checks to Brian Peknic and Charles Peknic. (NYLJ Photos/Rick Kopstein)