Welcome to probono.net/ny!
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.
Veterans Day - Help a Military Member
There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Interested in learning more about how you can advocate for veterans? The Veteran's Committee of the NYS Bar Association is hosting a benefits and advocacy training, free for interested volunteers, Albany Law School is celebrating Veteran’s Law Day on November 14, and don’t forget to check out our National Military Pro Bono practice area, which is inviting you to help a military member today! Also, read about the steps the NY Times discussed that the White House is taking to ease Veteran's Access to Care or watch this video for an overview of the VA Health Care System prepared by the City Bar Justice Center's Veteran's Advocacy Project.
New - New York Volunteer Spotlight pages
The NYC Pro Bono Center spotlights a volunteer each month, to both honor and recognize pro bono volunteers as well as inspire others to volunteer themselves by showcasing the range and type of volunteer opportunities available in NY. Click here to browse these volunteer profiles.
In-House Counsel and Pro Bono: Making the Match
Pro Bono Net and the Practising Law Institute recently hosted a free one hour lunchtime webinar on Wednesday, October the 21st to encourage and mobilize the talented cadre of in-house counsel to engage in pro bono work. Click here to learn more
Interested in Volunteering?
Join the NYC Pro Bono Center to keep up to date on pro bono opportunities, the latest news, access our training calendar and library of resources, as well as 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! We are grateful to our host organization partners, the Legal Aid Society and the City Bar Justice Center.
Join a Practice Area
Practice areas contain resources for legal professionals and law students 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.
Attorney Emeritus Program (Senior Attorney Opportunities)
Scroll through our Attorney Emeritus Program pages for more information about the opportunities available for senior attorneys in good standing and 55 years of age or older. The Attorney Emeritus Program provides an exciting new avenue for experienced lawyers to use their expertise on behalf of New Yorkers in need.
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 email@example.com to receive an overview of the month's upcoming trainings and public interest events right in your inbox at the beginning of each month.
Sandy Legal Aid
A collection of resources to help advocates working on Superstorm Sandy related issues for members of the NYC Pro Bono Center. You can also explore how we shared the lessons we learned nationally, in our National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center.
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. Pro Bono 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!
Pro Bono Net celebrated National Pro Bono Week with a special national Volunteer a Day Initiative to recognize and honor the hard work of volunteers in helping to bridge the justice gap. Seven different volunteers were profiled. Come check out our volunteers!
- A Primer on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Nov 30
- Negotiation Skills (Online), Nov 30
- 18th Annual AILA New York Chapter Symposium, Dec 1
- Federal & State Anti-Discrimination Laws: Employment Law Post-Obergefell, Dec 1
- The Legacy of Rape: Art, Law and Social Justice, Dec 1
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- Judicial Ethics Opinion 15-23 (Law School Pro Bono), Nov 25
- Program Brings Free Legal Information to Neighborhoods, Nov 24
- The Begining of A Discussion of ADR and 100% Access to Justice, Nov 21
- “Making Justice Accessible” At the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nov 20
- Homelessness drops slightly in the US, but not in NY, Nov 20
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