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We pride ourselves on matching Pro Bono attorneys to appropriate opportunities coupled with mentorship, training, and ongoing support.

Click the links below to see the Pro Bono attorney opportunities available to you:

Individual Case Referrals

Across our diverse practice areas, we offer opportunities for pro bono attorneys—both litigation and transactional—to represent clients, and conduct research and writing, while helping others.

Request to view our available cases.

Community-Based One-Day Clinic Opportunities

NYLAG regularly offers single day clinic opportunities in the community to address urgent or large-scale needs. Opportunities include conducting legal intake with our Mobile Legal Help Center and immigration screening and application assistance clinics.

Volunteer at a Community-Based Clinic.

Court-Based Limited Scope Opportunities

NYLAG’s limited scope opportunities through the SDNY Pro Se Legal Clinic and Volunteer Lawyer for a Day Program allow our pro bono partners to work with clients in the courts without being obligated to assume the responsibility of full representation.

Sign up for one of our court-based opportunities.

Law Firm Hosted Training and Clinics

Law firms and corporate partners may host training sessions as well as limited scope or extended service clinics. CLE is available. After trainings, participants are obligated to accept an agreed upon number of matters over a specified period of time. We collaborate with our law firm and corporate partners to shape an impactful experience for both volunteers and clients, when applicable, across our practice areas, including, immigration, government benefits, family law, and so much more.

Set up a clinic at your firm.

In-House Pro Bono Opportunities

NYLAG’s attorney volunteers have diverse backgrounds—ranging from very experienced attorneys to attorneys seeking a career transition to first-year associates and law graduates.  

Volunteers commit to working a minimum of two days or 15 hours per week in our main office or a community-based clinic. NYLAG attorneys oversee the work of NYLAG volunteers, who interact directly with clients and provide legal and factual research, litigation preparation, client advocacy, discovery, motion practice, and more.

Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP)

AEP volunteers are at least 55 years of age with at least ten years of legal experience. An AEP volunteer can be retired or still engaged in the practice of law. AEP volunteers commit to performing a minimum of 60 hours of pro bono service during a two-year registration period. We solicit AEP volunteers by posting opportunities on the New York State Unified Court System website.

Apply for in-house pro bono opportunities.

CLE for Pro Bono Attorneys

NYLAG is an accredited Pro Bono CLE Provider, and as such, can provide CLE credit for pro bono service by an eligible attorney. The attorney should complete an affirmation describing the services provided and stating the number of hours of eligible pro bono legal service that the attorney performed. The affirmation should be submitted to [email protected]. Upon receipt, NYLAG will issue a Letter of Participation. For more information about CLE credit for pro bono service, go to  www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle (Pro Bono Information). 

Click here to download and complete an affirmation.

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