LawHelpNY / Pro Bono Net

LawHelpNY.org, a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems.  Volunteers offer online, real-time assistance directing website visitors towards relevant self-help materials, legal services organizations and court information.

At present, LiveHelp is looking for law students, law graduates and attorney volunteers to staff the LiveHelp chat service. To apply online, please visit lawhelpny.org/volunteer

50 hour credit is available.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: New York
  • Populations Served: General Public, Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, We staff the chat Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm, in 3-hour shifts - 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm, 3pm to 6pm, 6pm to 9pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Other Case Load Requirements: Minimum 50 hour commitment
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Hotline staffing
  • Other Project Types: Staff live chat service in English and Spanish
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: Staff live chat service
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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