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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.
October Volunteer Spotlight - Pro Bono Via Online Real-Time Chat
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 Joan Archer who shares her pro bono experience working as a law student LiveHelp volunteer, live chatting with low-income individuals in need of legal information and referrals on New York's statewide legal information website, LawHelpNY. Don't forget to check out our October newsletter for our monthly round-up of featured pro bono news, trainings and pro bono opportunities.
CLE Credit On-Demand!
You can now access Breaking Leases: The Intersection of Consumer and Housing Law and Student Loans & Limited Scope Assistance to Consumers with Federal and Private Student Debt on-demand in the library. Thanks to an exciting collaboration with Legal Services NYC Learning Center, the Feerick Center and MFY Legal Services, you can receive CLE Credit after watching these trainings. Join the Consumer Debt practice area to start watching - it's free!
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
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!
National Pro Bono Week
National Pro Bono Week is around the corner, from October 23-29. What are you doing to celebrate? With a special focus this year on veterans, see what's happening around the nation. Learn More
- Solving for Service of Process (Free Webinar), Oct 21
- National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct 23 - Oct 29
- Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Oct 24
- Health Law Training - Day 1 (NJ), Oct 25
- IIRIRA & AEDPA Twenty Years Later: Legal Representation Challenges in New York and Beyond, Oct 25
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- Fordham Taps Retired Chief Judge to Lead Justice Initiative, Oct 20
- Tenant advocates push for legal aid bill in D.C. Council, Oct 20
- Can Affordable Housing Activists Save New York?, Oct 19
- The Truth About Election Rigging and Voter Fraud, Oct 19
- IAN Presents their Fifth Annual E-Conference Fundraiser, Oct 19
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