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!
March Newsletter LAS and Shearman & Sterling's Class Action Victory and CBJC's Elderlaw Project
In the March issue of the New York City Pro Bono Center Newsletter, the City Bar Justice Center highlights the work of in-house counsel from Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and UBS with the Center's Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and The Legal Aid Society celebrates Rebecca Berlow's years of volunteer work with the Society's Access to Benefits (A2B) Helpline.
Past newsletters are available in the archive.
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 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.
Neil Steinkamp, a Managing Director at Stout Risus Ross, Inc worked pro bono with The Legal Aid Society, providing financial advice including damages analysis, forensic accounting of business records, and the development of financial models to assist the Society in future cases. Learn more
- How to Put together a Request to USICE for Deferred Action, Mar 11
- Deconstructing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Progressive Discipline & Alternatives-to-Suspension to Keep Kids in NY Schools, Mar 12
- Demonstration of Benefits Plus, Mar 12
- Families at Work: Rights and Protections for Workers with Family Responsibilities, Mar 12
- Housing Court for Non-Attorneys, Mar 12
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- Cahill Partners with New York State Small Business Development Center's Veterans Program, Mar 6
- Brooklyn Legal Community Lends Support to Push for More Family Court Fudges, Mar 6
- The City Bar Justice Center’s Elderlaw Project: Keeping New York City’s Seniors Informed, Mar 5
- LAS and Shearman & Sterling LLP Reach Settlement in Class Action on Behalf of Delivery Workers, Mar 5
- State Bar Seeks Assurances on 'Navigator' Plan, Mar 5
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