How to Handle Your First Pro Bono Case in New York 2014

  • Pro Bono

Why You Should Attend

Pro bono representation is a vital component to ensuring access to justice for low-income New Yorkers. In addition, New York State now requires that attorneys registering or reregistering in New York report the number of pro bono hours voluntarily spent providing legal services free of charge to poor and underserved clients. Attend this helpful program to learn best practices for successfully representing your pro bono client and managing your pro bono matter.

What You Will Learn

  • Finding work consistent with or complementary to your current practice
  • Determining what type of pro bono matter you are looking for and ways to find it
  • Using resources in your firm to manage your pro bono matter
  • Establishing productive relationships with legal services/nonprofit providers
  • Competently representing your client and avoiding conflicts
  • Effectively communicating with your pro bono client and helping your client navigate the court system.

Who Should Attend

Attorneys who are new to pro bono work or are looking to expand their pro bono representation.

Register at PLI for FREE.

  • CLE Credit Comments: PLI programs qualify for credit in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: Yes Total Credits: 2.00 Professional Practice: 2.00 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 2.40 General: 2.40
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
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