National Center for Law and Economic Justice

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice advances the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. It co-counsels with law firms and local legal aid providers in high impact cases, usually class actions, in state and federal courts, addressing major issues in the welfare, food stamp, Medicaid, child care, and related employment and social services programs. Some litigation turns upon legal arguments, and others on proof of patterns and practices that violate legal requirements. Volunteer lawyers with experience in complex litigation are needed to help with all stages of litigation, ranging from planning to pleading to discovery to trial to appeal and to monitoring compliance of orders and settlement agreements. Other volunteers are needed to help with non-litigation matters, such as helping Center staff gather information need to develop policy arguments.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Disability, Employment, Health, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Low Income, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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