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Lawyer Referral Service

Need to find an attorney to take on your case? Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) team is here to help. When you call LRIS, you will be asked what county you are calling from and where in New York you would like to consult with an attorney. From there, the LRIS staff will ask you to describe your problem and will guide you towards the right resource for your situation, all under the strictest confidence.

Pro Bono Services

  • NYSBA does not provide direct legal services to the public. If you need a pro bono attorney, please visit lawhelpNY.org to search for a civil legal service organization that may be able to assist you. 
  • Are you an attorney looking to volunteer? Click here to find a pro bono opportunity that is tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Looking for legal help? Visit the CourtHelp site for additional tools when you don’t have a lawyer.
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Law, Youth and Citizenship

The Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) Program promotes citizenship and law-related education in schools throughout New York State. LYC assists educators in teaching ethics, civility, and professionalism through summer institutes, enrichment programs, Mock trial, and more.

LEGALEase Pamphlets

Ever wished you had an easy way to explain a legal topic? The LEGALEase Pamphlet series was created by NYSBA’s Section and Committee members to do just that. From establishing a will to buying real estate, these pamphlets are the perfect way to share basic information with the general public.

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Helpful Forms

NYS DIY Forms are available for court users who don’t have a lawyer and legal services and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers.

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Client Rights & Responsibilities

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