Online Now: National Pro Bono Celebration Week Virtual Open House
October 23-30, 2010 is National Pro Bono Celebration Week, and in the spirit of celebrating the time-honored tradition of pro bono publico, Pro Bono Net presents a virtual open house of pro bono opportunities for New York City-area attorneys to learn about a wide range of volunteer opportunities.
The need for legal services in underserved communities in New York is tremendous and legal services organizations are hard pressed to keep up with the demand. Throughout New York the private bar has responded by engaging in pro bono work. Whether it is participating in a one-day legal clinic or providing full representation to a client who would otherwise have been unrepresented, pro bono attorneys make a huge difference to families and communities throughout New York every day.
Hear from four very different pro bono organizations about the many opportunities available for attorneys looking to get involved in pro bono work, all without leaving your own desk. The featured organizations cover a wide range of issue areas, including housing, family law, public benefits, and employment law, and have pro bono opportunities in various venues ranging from state administrative hearings to federal courts.
Participants will receive an overview of the many resources available on probono.net/ny, which include libraries of resources created and maintained by experts, trainings and events calendars, and up-to-date news about pro bono service.
The four organizations featured in this webinar are:
- MFY Legal Services, Inc.
- The Urban Justice Center
- Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
- The Legal Aid Society
*CLE credits are not available for this webinar.