Thank You To Our Pro Bono Volunteers
Thank you to the over 200 attorneys across New York state who have volunteered as part of our Covid-19 pro bono network and accepted clients through the program.
Thank You to The Bar Foundation
Foundation grants assist non-profit organizations with essentials-of-life issues such as child support, consumer debt, housing, access to health care and education, and family matters such as domestic violence and family stability. Added this year was a focus on COVID-19 related issues, attorney wellness, and racial justice impacted programming needs.
“The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to supporting charitable projects aimed at meeting the law-related needs of the public and the profession. Helping people and highlighting the good works of the legal profession is at the heart of what we do,” said President of the Foundation, Carla M. Palumbo.
Are You an Attorney Interested in Being a Volunteer?
If you are an attorney interested in volunteering for either the Restoration of Honor Act or Workers Compensation Project programs, please click on the link below and view the pro bono opportunities we currently have available.
Additional Ways to Volunteer for Attorneys
Free Legal Answers is a Virtual Legal Advice Clinic where attorneys can answer questions from the public on civil legal issues on a limited scope basis. NYSBA is the New York State administrator for this program on behalf of the ABA. For more information, or to register as an attorney volunteer, click on the link below:
LawHelpNY.org is New York’s free legal information website. Here, you can access free information about a variety of legal issues. Under “Find a Lawyer,” you can enter your county and the type of legal issue you have to access a directory of free legal service providers who may be able to assist you.
Go to NY.FreeLegalAnswers.org and ask a volunteer attorney a specific question about your civil legal issue. Once the attorney reviews your question, you will receive a response. After you receive a response, you can sign back in to the website to ask follow up questions.
The CourtHelp website is run by the New York State Unified Court System and provides information that can help you when you don’t have a lawyer.