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Pro Bono Net is pleased to announce our partnerships and celebrations surrounding the 10th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono (October 21-27). The National Celebration of Pro Bono focuses the nation's attention on the increasing need for pro bono and acknowledges the dedication and unprecedented response of attorneys who volunteer their services throughout the year. This year we celebrated National Pro Bono Week by focusing on disaster resiliency in addition to pro bono work around the country.  
 

Pro Bono Net is proud to announce the launch of a new website connecting crime victims with information and free civil legal assistance being piloted in three Western New York counties, allowing victims to learn about their rights and connect with resources or legal representation. Funded by the New York State Office of Victim Services, New York Crime Victims Legal Help will initially serve Erie, Genesee, and Niagra counties and will expand to serve crime victims Upstate and on Long Island by the end of 2019. Learn more in the press release.

The Need For Pro Bono

The need for legal services among the poor is overwhelming. According to an American Bar Association study, at least 40% of low and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year. Yet studies show that the collective civil legal aid effort is meeting only about 20% of the legal needs of low-income people.

Who We Are

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.

Watch our video celebrating our 15th anniversary celebration and learn more about how Pro Bono Net and our partners are bridging the justice gap.

 

 

 

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Pro Bono Net Updates

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October, 2018 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through LawHelp's resources, domestic violence survivors can identify abusive behavior, obtain orders of protection, protect their children and access assistance related to housing rights and public benefits. Read our press release to learn more. 

August, 2018 - Pro Bono Net and Lone Star Legal Aid are pleased to announce the launch of the National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center, a new online resource to support public interest legal advocates helping communities recover, rebuild and grow resilience in the wake of disasters. Visit the Advocacy Center to learn more. 

 

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Press Releases

2018

Pro Bono Net Celebrates National "Celebrate Pro Bono" Week

LawHelp Offers Free Legal Tools & Resources to Connect Attorneys and Victims

New York Crime Victims Legal Help being piloted in Erie, Genesee and Niagara counties

New Online Tool Helps Immigrants Make a Plan

Online Tool Helps Immigrants Protect Their Future

More Pro Bono Net Press Releases

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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Jellisa Joseph, Esq.,
Closing the Gap 

Ms. Joseph is a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Closing the Gap program. She began volunteering with Closing the Gap at the commencement of this year and has assisted unrepresented litigants almost each month thereafter. Read More

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