Welcome to the NYC Pro Bono Center!
This site is designed to provide lawyers and law students who are interested in learning more about pro bono in New York City, and in taking or supporting a pro bono case, with information about volunteer opportunities, pro bono news, and access to training materials and other practice resources. Join now -- membership is free!
NYC Bar Association's Report on Core Pro Bono Competencies
The New York City Bar Association's Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee recently released an analysis of the core competencies utilized in different areas of pro bono practices. Members of the NYC Pro Bono Center can view the report in the library.
November Newsletter Highlights Paul Weiss as a recipient of LAS' Pro Bono Publico Award and CBJC's Multi-State Veterans Conference
In the November issue of the New York City Pro Bono Center Newsletter, the City Bar Justice Center reports on their collaboration with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center on a Veterans Issues conference and LAS features Paul Weiss as the winner of their 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award.
Past newsletters are available in the archive.
The Volunteers of Legal Service's Upcoming Unemployment Insurance Training
On November 14th, the Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project is giving a training on assisting individuals denied unemployment insurance benefits in administrative hearings before the New York State Department of Labor. Pre-registration is required and the training will be hosted by Davis Polk & Wardell.
Attorney Emeritus Program Section Launches on Pro Bono Net
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.
The Legal Aid Society's Opportunities for Law Students and Law Graduate
The Legal Aid Society has created a diverse menu of pro bono opportunities to assist law students in completing the 50 hours of pro bono work prior to bar admission. Click here for more information.
Interested in working with domestic violence victims... the elderly... microentrepreneurs?
Pro Bono Opportunities: A Guide for Lawyers in New York State is a searchable online guide that will help you find organizations with the right case opportunities for you!
Sandy Legal Aid
A collection of resources to help advocates working on Superstorm Sandy related issues.
Did you know...
You can earn CLE credits for doing pro bono work? Read the CLE rules on the NY Courts website for detailed information.
A WilmerHale team, including Senior Associate Joseph Yu, partner with the Bronx Lab School and VOLS' Children's Project to assist a couple officially adopt two boys that had been in their care since 1997. Learn more
- Touro Workshop on Potential Liability for Advocates and Clients with Sandy Flood Insurance Claims, Dec 13
- Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2013, Dec 16
- Housing Law and Ethics for the Legal Services Practitioner, Dec 17
- Administrative Housing Matters | The Legal Aid Society, Jan 7
- Negotiating A Commercial Lease | The Legal Aid Society, Jan 9
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- Going Public with Pro Bono Donations Roils NY Bar, Dec 10
- Appellate Victory ror Kramer Levin Military Veteran Pro Bono Client, Dec 10
- MFY Honors Its Partners in Justice, Dec 9
- Video: New York Adopts In-House Pro Bono Practice Rule, Dec 9
- New Rule Expands Pro Bono Possibilities for In-House Counsel, Dec 5
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