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Pro Bono Net and the NYC Pro Bono Center are pleased to host this webinar series Pro Bono in New York. This series highlights exciting pro bono organizations and opportunities, and show you how you can get involved. This series was funded originally by the New York Community Trust.  

Don't forget to check out our calendar for upcoming webinars - all you need is a computer and a phone or VOIP.

 

The Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project and Brooklyn Legal Services presented a city-wide training for attorneys and law students interested in providing pro bono disaster-related assistance.

- Training Video Part 1
- Training Video Part 2

The second Superstorm Sandy training presented by the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and Pro Bono Net, this webinar is for for pro bono attorneys and others interested in volunteering to provide disaster relief legal services for storm victims through NYLAG's Storm Response Unit. The training also includes important updates to topics discussed in NYLAG's first webinar (see below).

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Webinar Presentation Slides

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and Pro Bono Net presented a training for pro bono attorneys and others interested in volunteering to provide disaster relief legal services for storm victims through NYLAG's Storm Response Unit.
- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Webinar Presentation Slides

This program featured The Legal Aid Society and its Deferred Action pro bono program. On June 15th the Federal Government announced that it would provide Deferred Action and Employment Authorization (work permit) to qualified young people who were brought to the United States as children and have no lawful status.

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- WebinarPresentation Slides

This program featured Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and focused on immigration remedies for unaccompanied immigrant children. Attendees learned about KIND's pro bono program and received a general overview of the forms of relief available to unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings.

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Presentation Slides
- Additional Training Materials on Representing Unaccompanied Minors

This program features the Foreclosure Project of the City Bar Justice Center and will focus on their Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network (LFIN) . You will learn about the options available to homeowners facing foreclosure and how to get involved with the LFIN Foreclosure Panel and assist New York homeowners in need of help in the midst of the current foreclosure crisis.

MFY Legal Services is now updating their materials on the Kinship Caregiver Law Project and Private Placement Adoptions in Family Court to provide the most current information.

This program provides an overview of the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project and focuses on their many pro bono opportunities, including the VLP's initiative to assist guardians of mentally retarded and developmentally disabled adults in obtaining legal guardianship. Viewers will learn how to find interesting pro bono projects from the VLP in the areas of Family Law, Consumer Law, Foreclosure Intervention and Elder Law. The VLP's services are available to poor and low income residents of Brooklyn, especially those who have particular difficulty in accessing the legal system, including victims of domestic violence, the elderly and the disabled.

The video also contains a substantive training on Article 17A guardianship proceedings for adults who are mentally retarded and/or developmentally disabled.
- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Article 17A Guardianship Video PowerPoint Slides
- Training materials on Article 17A Guardianship Proceedings

October 23-30, 2010 is National Pro Bono Celebration Week, and in the spirit of celebrating the time-honored tradition of pro bono publico, Pro Bono Net presents a virtual open house of pro bono opportunities for New York City-area attorneys to learn about a wide range of volunteer opportunities.

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Virtual Pro Bono Open House Presentation Slides

This program provides an overview of the many pro bono programs offered by New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and also provides an introduction to Matrimonial & Family Law matters, including a discussion about recent no-fault divorce legislation that was signed into law in July 2010.

Viewers will learn how to find pro bono matters of interest and how to support their pro bono work through online resources including training videos and other introductory materials, as well as model pleadings and other sample documents on probono.net/ny.

Find the Webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):

- Recorded Webinar Online Now!
- Uncontested Divorce Webinar Presentation Slides

This program features Lawyers Alliance for New York, which works with pro bono attorneys from law firms and corporations, and focuses on business and transactional pro bono opportunities that help nonprofit organizations throughout the city. Lawyers Alliance presents a substantive training related to preparing and revising nonprofit by-laws. (Recorded October 2009)

Find the webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library and the NY Community Development/Nonprofit Library (Members Only):

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Model bylaws and questionnaires mentioned during this training (requires free membership to the NY Non-Profit and Community Development Practice Area)

An Introduction to the Kinship Caregiver Law Project and a Substantive Training on Adoption Law in New York State (recorded June 2009)

Find the webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Adoption Law Training Manual and Resources

An Introduction to the Brooklyn Bar AssociationVolunteer Lawyers Project and a Substantive Training on Consumer Debt Litigation in Civil Court (recorded February 2009)

Find the webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Consumer Debt Training Materials

An Introduction to the Pro Bono Representation Program at Human Rights First and Training on Asylum Law and Procedure (recorded January 2009)

Find the webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):

- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Asylum Law Training Manual

An Introduction to the Kinship Caregiver Law Project and a Substantive Training on Custody and Guardianship for Non-Parents (Recorded October 2008)

Find the webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):
- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
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Kinship Caregiver Law Project Adoption and Guardianship Training Manuals and Videos

An Introduction to the Lawyers Alliance for New York and a Substantive Training on Ethical Issues in Representing Nonprofits (Recorded July 2008)

Find materials featured in this webinar in the probono.net/ny Community Development/Nonprofit Library (Members Only) and the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):
- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation of Nonprofits Outline

An Introduction to New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and a Substantive Training on Matrimonial Law (Recorded June 2008)

Find the Webinar and resources referenced in this webinar in the probono.net/ny NYC Pro Bono Center Library (Members Only):
- Recorded Webinar Now Online!
- Uncontested Divorce Video, Powerpoint, and Training Manual
- Contested Divorce Training Manual

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