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Suffolk County Pro Bono Project

The Suffolk County Pro Bono Project (PBP) is a joint project of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Nassau/Suffolk Law Services. The PBP is an innovative, pro bono program designed to expand access to the legal system for the indigent of Suffolk County. The PBP clients have varied civil law issues such as family law, consumer, uninsured negligence defense, bankruptcy, wills and estates, etc. The PBP staff screens clients for eligibility, identifies the legal issues of each case, and refers clients to appropriate counsel.

  • County of Volunteer Opportunity: Suffolk
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Matrimonial
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Polish, Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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