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Lawyers Alliance for New York

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Stacey O'Hare Fahey
    212-219-1800 x242

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York is the primary provider of free and low-cost business and transactional law services available to nonprofit and community development organizations in New York City. Lawyers Alliance provides legal services to hundreds of organizations each year, ultimately bettering the lives of many thousands of low-income city residents in all five boroughs. These services are provided by a staff of thirteen attorneys and a network of over 700 volunteers from 115 leading law firms and corporations. Lawyers Alliance for New York has produced a number of publications for attorneys working on matters relevant to nonprofits and hosts the Community Development & Nonprofit Law practice area of

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: Community Development, Employment, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Populations Served: Micro-enterprises, Nonprofits
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Transactional work
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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