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This site contains helpful resources for probono & legal services attorneys, law professionals, and law students to assist in your representation of low income or disadvantaged clients. Please join one of the substantive practice areas or the more general NYC Pro Bono Center.
Celebrate Pro Bono Week in New York!
October 19-25 is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week! In New York, the City Bar Justice Center is honoring the 2014 winners of the 6th annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service with a reception on October 20th. The reception will feature a keynote address from Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Project Protect: Pro Bono Lawyers Representing Immigrant Children
Project Protect, a new initiative from The Pace Community Law Practice, Westchester Hispanic Coalition, Greenberg Traurig, and the Westchester County Bar Association, will train and supervise attorneys to represent children in guardianship and custody proceedings in Westchester. To learn more, attend the Kickoff Reception and CLE Training on September 17th!
Attorney Emeritus Program (Senior Attorney Opportunities)
The Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) provides an exciting new avenue for experienced lawyers to use their expertise on behalf of New Yorkers in need. Attorneys in good standing who are 55 years of age or older and have practiced for at least 10 years will be able to apply for a new registration status - Attorney Emeritus. Retired attorneys who enroll in the Attorney Emeritus Program are exempt from the $375 registration fee and CLE requirements. All who register as an Attorney Emeritus will be required to perform at least 60 hours of pro bono service over the 2-year registration period.
Scroll through our new Attorney Emeritus Program pages for more information about the AEP and to learn how to get involved.
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Practice areas contain resources for legal professionals and law students. Join one of the New York or National practice areas listed on the left to gain access to a variety of resources specific to that area, including news, events, sample pleadings, training webcasts, available cases, and more. Membership in each practice area is separate.
If you're interested in consumer issues, we highly encourage you to visit out newest practice area, the NYC Consumer Debt Defense Project.
On the Calendar you can find CLE trainings and other public interest legal events. New events are always right around the corner!
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Whether you are a Trusts & Estates lawyer in Greene County... a law student in Albany looking to help victims of domestic violence... or a litigator in Manhattan looking to help a community organization... we have an easy-to-use online guide will help you find the right opportunity.
Interested in pro bono opportunities in the New York City area?
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Sandy Legal Aid
A collection of resources to help advocates working on Superstorm Sandy related issues.
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probono.net/ny is powered by Pro Bono Net and hosted by over 20 of the leading pro bono and legal aid organizations in New York. Launched in 1999, probono.net/ny now has over 10,000 members and growing. Choose a practice area and join this community of lawyers serving the public good today!
Marnie Berk, NYLPI's Director of Pro Bono Programs was recently recognized by the New York Law Journal as a "Lawyer Who Leads By Example" for "her outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers." Learn more
- 2014 Celebration of Pro Bono Service, Oct 20
- Identity Theft - Assisting CLARO Visitors and Other Consumers, Oct 20
- Pro Bono in Practice: Immigration Update, Oct 20
- Bridge the Gap CLE: Consumer Debt, Oct 21
- Tools Legal Services Attorneys can use to help Create easier-to-read Communications for Clients (Free Webinar), Oct 21
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