This area is hosted by Lawyers Alliance for New York and was developed with generous technical assistance from the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.

Resources in this Practice Area

This practice area offers a variety of features to support your work on behalf of nonprofit clients. The Library contains memoranda and outlines on legal topics as well as sample forms that are useful to attorneys representing nonprofits.

Join us!

You can become a member of this practice area by clicking on Join this area. It is not necessary to take a pro bono case to join, but there are many nonprofits that would welcome and benefit from pro bono legal help as they pursue their efforts to improve the quality of life in New York's neighborhoods!

Pro bono legal assistance, in the practice of "Community Development & Nonprofit Law," is one important tool that enables nonprofit groups to work more efficiently and to maximize their impact in the communities in which they operate.

About Lawyers Alliance

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Our network of pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations and staff of experienced attorneys collaborate to deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to community organizations. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, we help nonprofits to develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

Each year, 1,900 Lawyers Alliance volunteers, from a network of more than 130 of the City's finest law firms and corporate legal departments, work with our staff attorneys to represent more than 700 nonprofit clients on more than 1,200 legal matters.

Feel free to contact Lawyers Alliance for further information!

Lawyers Alliance for New York
171 Madison Avenue, 9th floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: 212-219-1800