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!
Volunteer for Immigrants Rights in NYC
The New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) is looking for volunteers to help on Sunday, April 12, 2015, for a city-wide immigration legal screening event and day of action.
New Unaccompanied Minors Resources in the Library
Interested in volunteering on the 2014 unaccompanied minors crisis, but don't know where to start? Check out our new collection of resources on assisting unaccompanied minors, featuring materials from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network and the Practising Law Institute!
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.
Attorney Emeritus Program Section on Pro Bono Net
The Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) provides an exciting 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 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!
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.
The Nassau County Bar Association honors Scott Stone as their September 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Month. Working with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Scott "has provided pro bono legal representation to 62 clients facing eviction" over the past two years. Learn more
- How to Obtain BIA Recognition for Your Agency and Become an Accredited Representative, Mar 31
- Social Media for Non-Profit and Public Interest Organizations 2015 (Webcast), Mar 31
- First Steps Training, Part 3: Integration, Interpersonal Connections, Community Support, Apr 1
- Volunteer for Immigrants Rights in NYC, Apr 12
- Legal Aid Society | Enforcing Federal Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers Webinar, Apr 14
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- City Bar Justice Center Project Improves the Lives of Homeless Families In Shelters., Mar 10
- Misclassified Workers Settle Class Action Lawsuit Recovering $540,000, Mar 7
- The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau Launches Appellate Term Project, Mar 7
- City Bar Justice Center Honors Holland & Knight Associate Tiana Stephens for her Exceptional Work Assisting the Homeless, Mar 7
- State Bar Delegates Allow More Time for Pro Bono Accord, Jun 24
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