Legal Action Center

The Legal Action Center (LAC) conducts impact litigation and provides legal services to people living with HIV or AIDS, people with histories of alcohol and/or drug dependency, and people with criminal records. LAC needs pro bono assistance representing individuals in discrimination and violation of privacy matters.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not currently have the capacity to host pro bono volunteers looking to fulfill their 50 hour commitment. We are still interested in volunteer interpreters, lawyers and senior lawyers.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Disability, Employment, HIV/AIDS, Prisoners
  • Populations Served: Children, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Individuals with criminal histories, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law school clinic, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • 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: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Informal Training Provided.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • 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), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Hotline staffing, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Class actions, Litigation: Impact, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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