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We welcome your interest in joining our justice community of pro bono and legal services attorneys, legal professionals and law students. This site contains helpful information to learn abot pro bono and resources to assist in your representation of low income and disadvantaged New Yorkers.
January was National Stalking Awareness Month
Each year in the United States, 7.5 million people are stalked. The NYC Pro Bono Center thanks Legal Services NYC and the Stalking Resource Center for sharing its recent CLE training: What Legal Services Attorneys, Paralegals, and Social Workers Need to Know About Stalking, and share helpful links & resources. Learn More
NYSBA President's Pro Bono Service Awards - Nominations Open
|The prestigious New York State Bar Association's President's Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding pro bono contributions, including awards to attorneys from each of the 13 Judicial Districts and categories for Small, Mid-Sized and Large Law Firms, In-House or Government Counsel, Senior Attorney and Young Lawyer as well as for an outstanding Law Student. You can learn more here or you can access the nomination form here. Nominations close March 11!|
NYSBA Denison Ray Civil Awards - Nominations Open
The New York State Bar Association's Denison Ray Civil Awards recognizes individual civil legal services staff attorneys, non-profit organizations and outstanding leadership at a civil legal services or pro bono volunteer program. Nominations close March 16! Learn More
New - New York Volunteer Spotlight pages
The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly spotlights a volunteer each month, to both honor and recognize pro bono volunteers as well as inspire others to volunteer. Click here to browse these volunteer profiles
Legal Aid Society's 2015-6 CLE Pro Bono Training Schedule
Click here to download the training bulletin from the NYC Pro Bono Center and register your interest for these free trainings. The next training is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status on February 4 at Latham & Watkins. All of these trainings are also listed in our NY training calendar, and resources will be shared in the NYC Pro Bono Center library for on-demand access. You can now access Not-for-Profit Incorporation training in the library.
Interested in Volunteering?
Join the NYC Pro Bono Center
Join the NYC Pro Bono Center to access our library of resources, keep up to date on pro bono opportunities and news, and receive our monthly e-newsletter. We encourage you to join this area if you are interested in learning about pro bono and want to be part of our community of 9,000+ members dedicated to increasing access to justice! The NYC Pro Bono Center is co-hosted by Pro Bono Net, the Legal Aid Society and the City Bar Justice Center.
Join a Practice Area
Practice areas contain resources for legal professionals by specific area of interest, such as family justice/domestic violence, housing, immigration or military pro bono. 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 and maintained with the help of our partners.
Interested in finding pro bono opportunities?
Interested in volunteering, and want to find out more about what opportunities are available? 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 a free and easy-to-use Pro Bono Opportunities Guide to help you find the right opportunity. You can search by county, area of law, or group served and can even search for national opportunities.
If you are an attorney in good standing and 55 years of age or older, scroll through our Attorney Emeritus Program pages to learn about tailored opportunities.
Browse our Training Calendar
On the calendar you can find information about relevant pro bono and public interest trainings and events, very often with CLE credit attached and usually for free. New events are always right around the corner!
TIP! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an overview of the month's upcoming trainings and public interest events right in your inbox at the beginning of each month.
About this site
You can also browse our national website, probono.net, and gain access to 30 State sites and a number of national pro bono initiatives. Probono.net includes more than 95,000 advocates from hundreds of public interest organizations and private firms, and annual page views approaching 4 million. Join our community of lawyers serving the public good today!
The New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts has published and shared with Pro Bono Net the 6th edition of the Lawyers’ Manual on Domestic Violence designed for those who advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence. It is now available in the library. Learn More
- The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law, Feb 8
- CONSUMER DEBT Volunteer Lawyer for the Day training DVD REPLAY, Feb 9
- Advising Micro-Entrepreneurs, Feb 10
- FHA Servicing Requirements: Protections for Borrowers in Default (Webinar), Feb 10
- Free Uncontested Divorce Lunchtime CLE ** special update-new Uncontested Divorce forms, Feb 10
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- OCA Urges Lawmakers to Fund Both Raises, Civil Legal Services, Feb 5
- New Report Highlights Impact of Legal Services on Human Trafficking Survivors, Feb 1
- Online Forms as a Key Tool to Help Close the Justice Gap , Feb 1
- Mental health legal provider expands services, Feb 1
- China Is Said to Force Closing of Women’s Legal Aid Center, Jan 29
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