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We welcome your interest in joining our justice community of pro bono and legal services attorneys, legal professionals and law students. This site contains helpful information to learn about pro bono and resources to assist in your representation of low income and disadvantaged New Yorkers.
NYS Courts Access to Justice Program - Volunteers Needed for Court Help Centers
Perfect limited scope volunteer opportunity! Volunteer a few hours for just a morning or afternoon at your convenience in NY or Kings Civil Court Help Centers and help unrepresented litigants with everyday Help Center inquiries. Learn More
Introduction to Medicaid and Medicare Webinar Series Available On-Demand in library
In April-May this year, the New York Legal Assistance Group Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program developed a five-part Continuing Legal Education Webinar program to provide tools to understand and navigate the complex world of Medicare and Medicaid in New York. These materials are now available on demand in the library. Learn More
September Volunteer Spotlight - Kevin Hackett
The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly spotlights a volunteer each month, to both honor and recognize pro bono volunteers as well as inspire others to volunteer themselves. This month we feature Kevin Hackett, a partner at Proskauer Rose, and learn about his amazing pro bono work assisting less fortunate vets as part of the City Bar Justice Center's Veteran's Assistance Project. Don't forget to check out our September newsletter for featured pro bono news, trainings and pro bono opportunities.
Interested in Volunteering?
Join the NYC Pro Bono Center
Join the NYC Pro Bono Center to access our library of resources, discover pro bono opportunities, stay up to date on news, trainings and events, and receive our monthly e-newsletter. Please join our community of 9,000+ members dedicated to increasing access to justice! The NYC Pro Bono Center is co-hosted by Pro Bono Net, the Legal Aid Society and the City Bar Justice Center.
Join a Practice Area
Practice areas contain helpful resources for legal professionals by specific area of interest, such as family justice/domestic violence, housing, immigration or military pro bono. Join one of the New York or National practice areas listed on the left to gain access to a variety of resources specific to that area, including news, events, sample pleadings, training webcasts, available cases, and more. Membership in each practice area is separate and maintained with the help of our partners.
Search for Pro Bono Opportunities
Ready to start searching for pro bono volunteering opportunities online? Our Pro Bono Opportunities Guide is a free and easy to use online searchable database of available pro bono opportunities. You can search by county, area of law, client group served and can even search for national opportunities. Whether you are a Trusts & Estates lawyer in Greene County... a law student in Albany looking to help victims of domestic violence... or a litigator in Manhattan looking to help a community organization... start searching now!
Attorney Emeritus Program
If you are an attorney in good standing and 55 years of age or older, scroll through our Attorney Emeritus Program pages to learn about tailored opportunities.
Browse our Training Calendar
On the calendar you can find information about relevant pro bono and public interest trainings and events, very often with CLE credit attached and usually for free. New events are always right around the corner!
TIP! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an overview of the month's upcoming trainings and public interest events right in your inbox at the beginning of each month.
About this site
You can also browse our national website, probono.net, and gain access to 30 State sites and a number of national pro bono initiatives. Probono.net includes more than 95,000 advocates from hundreds of public interest organizations and private firms, and annual page views approaching 4 million. Join our community of lawyers serving the public good today!
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
An estimated 90% of children without a lawyer are deported and sent back to their home country. The National Unaccompanied Children's Resource Center, the Immigration Advocates Network and the NYC Pro Bono Center curate a set of resources to help you volunteer today. Learn More
- Current Developments in Elder Law 2016, Sep 26
- LEEAP Consumer Debt & Credit-Related Information Session, Sep 26
- Advocating for Durable Medical Equipment Coverage for Clients, Sep 27
- Housing Options for low-income New Yorkers, Sep 28
- 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (Live and Webinar), Sep 29
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- Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last, Sep 25
- A Right to a Lawyer to Save Your Home, Sep 23
- The Economic Impacts of Removing Unauthorized Immigrant Workers, Sep 22
- Lawyers Who Lead by Example: Pro Bono - Harlene Katzman (Pro Bono Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett), Sep 20
- Joint Statement on Leaders' Summit on Refugees, Sep 20
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