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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! 

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 Series 

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 Advising Micro-Entrepreneurs on February 10 at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. All of these trainings are 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.

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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.

Search our Pro Bono Opportunities Guide 

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 to receive an overview of the month's upcoming trainings and public interest events right in your inbox at the beginning of each month.



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