The New York State Bar Association is expanding its pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to help veterans gain access to more than 50 state benefits through a new law that becomes effective tomorrow on Veterans Day.
Practice Area: Pro Bono & Public Good
Topic: Attorney website to assist pro se litigants; marketing of legal services Digest: An attorney may, under certain conditions, establish a separate business through a website to assist pro se litigants with filings through an automated system where the business will not be providing individualized legal advice or advertising a law firm’s legal services. If … Continued
Is a lawyer participating in a free legal services program and receiving a nominal fee from the program administrator subject to the full panoply of provisions governing conflicts of interests set out in the Rules?
As the COVID-19 death toll mounts, pro bono assistance is desperately needed to deal expeditiously with the thousands of Surrogate’s Court applications in small estates, so the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has launched an effort to match volunteer lawyers with economically disadvantaged families who have lost loved ones to the virus and need … Continued
New Yorkers who need help securing unemployment benefits through the appeals process will be matched with attorneys provided by the pro bono partnership launched by NYSBA and the state court system.
Training for lawyer volunteers will be offered free of charge from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14. Sign up for the program at https://nysba.org/events/applying-for-unemployment-client-counseling-under-the-cares-act-webinar/