11/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Attorneys From City's Biggest Firms Start Pro Bono Work For Brooklyn DA

JAY STREET - Attorneys from some of the city's biggest firms were welcomed by Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes at a small breakfast reception yesterday before beginning training for their new roles: as pro bono prosecutors.

The 35 attorneys who assembled, known as the"fellows," are all part of the Kings County District Attorney's Public Service Fellowship, which is being called the largest volunteer program the office has seen under D.A. Hynes.

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