Attorney Emeritus Program

The New York State Unified Court System's Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) works with the organized bar and legal services programs to place attorneys in good standing, retired or active, who are at least 55 years old, with a minimum of 10 years experience in pro bono civil legal service opportunities. During their two-year registration period, Emeritus attorney volunteers commit to providing 60 hours of unpaid legal assistance under the auspices of a qualified legal service provider, bar association, or court sponsored volunteer lawyer program. Emeritus attorneys, who are engaged in active practice, are eligible to earn up to 15 CLE credits for performing pro bono work with an approved AEP host legal services organization, bar association or court program. Eligible attorneys are invited to complete the application here. Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice provides administrative and programmatic support for the AEP. For additional information on opportunities and placements, please visit the Feerick Center AEP Page or email

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: New York
  • Opportunities For: Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • 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: No
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