September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Legal Clinic

  • Special Programs

The City Bar Justice Center is collaborating with Special Master Sheila Birnbaum to host pro bono clinics to interview and counsel potential claimants under the 2011 Zadroga Act which reopens the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund for 2001. The Zadroga Act expanded the scope of the original VCF to enable more individuals who suffered physical injury or death as a result of the September 11thattacks to obtain compensation from the program. The clinics provide potential claimants with an opportunity to meet with a pro bono attorney to discuss any questions on the process or eligibility and for assistance with filling out the form for those prepared to proceed. There is no requirement or expectation for the pro bono attorney to take the case for extended representation.

For questions or to volunteer please contact Dana Alamia at or 212-382-6759.