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About probono.net/ny

Through probono.net/ny, we strive to mobilize and support the volunteer legal community. Probono.net/ny offers volunteer opportunities and a calendar for trainings and events. We host partner projects that connect nonprofit and pro bono advocates to legal information and resources. Access is free, but requires membership and a password to use protected library resources and information. The information on our site is made possible by the contributions and collaborations of our network of legal service providers in the NY community. You can read about these participating organizations here.

Pro Bono Net's New York State Programs

  • LawHelpNY | AyudaLegalNY.org is the leading consumer legal information and referral resource for low-income New Yorkers. LawHelpNY provides access to self-help tools, including D-I-Y court forms, and easy to understand guides that help unrepresented people advocate for themselves.
  • LiveHelp is LawHelpNY’s bilingual live chat program helps more than 10,000 people each year access direct services, legal information, triage tools and DIY forms, to help them identify, prevent or mitigate legal problems. 
  • New York Crime Victims Legal Network (CVLN) was founded by Empire Justice Center, Pro Bono Net, the Center for Human Services Research at the University at Albany, and the NYS Office of Victim Services (OVS) as a partnership of organizations working together to connect victims of crime with civil legal assistance (non-criminal assistance) through the use of this online resource. CVLN makes it easier for victims of crime to get information and services to help with these civil legal needs.

About Pro Bono Net


Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit founded in 1999. From connecting attorneys to those most in need, to creating legal tools to help individuals advocate for themselves, we make the law work for the many. We achieve our mission by: 

  • Helping individuals access the full power of the law
  • Making it easier for advocates to do the most good 
  • Developing initiatives to support vulnerable communities 

You can learn more about our programs here. To learn more about Pro Bono Net's staff and board, visit this page

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