Thank you for helping those in need!

This project, announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on April 11, 2020, connects volunteer attorneys with New Yorkers who are trying to better understand the Unemployment Insurance benefits system and the application process.

To complement these efforts, the New York State Bar Association, in partnership with the New York State court system and with assistance from other bar groups, has developed a network of volunteer lawyers, like yourself, to provide free legal representation to individuals who cannot afford a lawyer in these cases.

Please review the following training portal to assist you with any questions or resources that you may have in order to assist your clients with their needs.


View our website designed for members of the public:

NYSBA has created an online community forum for volunteers to share information and relevant resources and materials.  Please do not use this forum to request cases or to discuss the personal details of any case assigned to you.

You can also send a message to the online community using the following e-mail address:

[email protected]