Do Pro Bono Anywhere
Helping law students, volunteers, and legal professionals connect with volunteer opportunities that assist legal services providers and their clients both remotely and at our local offices.
For our clients, legal services and pro bono assistance can be life changing, and by introducing a new, dynamic online platform to our volunteers, LawNY is opening new avenues to increase engagement, donations, and impacting change in the communities we serve.
US Attorney General Merrick Asks the Legal Community to Volunteer to Help in the Eviction Crisis
HOW YOU CAN HELP: SIGN UP TODAY !!
Interested attorneys can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or register to be a volunteer here. If you are unable to volunteer for this project yourself, please help by spreading the word about this pro bono opportunity.
Please help individuals in our community impacted by COVID-19 and volunteer today. Together we can make a difference!
Attorney General's Call to Action: Legal Assistance of Western New York Needs Your Help!
LawNY needs your help to provide legal education, advocacy, and housing court representation! Our main goal is to provide tenant access to legal representation and increase the number of individuals and families we can help that are facing loss of housing.
LawNY has experience working with remote volunteers, and has prepared training materials, court schedules, and a pro bono attorney-focused CLE presentation to allow for virtual connections between attorneys and clients.
CLE: Pro Bono Guide to Certificates of Rehabilitation 10/28/2021
Register today for this informative training for pro bono volunteers to assist clients with Certificates of Rehabilitation. Certificates of Rehabilitation can minimize the collateral consequences of an individual’s criminal record and may provide restoration to some legal rights in New York State. This course will provide a practical guide for attorneys to assist clients in applying for certificates of rehabilitation. We will explain how to read a rap sheet and determine eligibility for Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Certificates of Good Conduct. We will also explore the effects of certificates on employment and occupational licenses, clearances, and registrations.
You can still VOLUNTEER to take a client!!
Materials and trainings are available for volunteers to learn about the new laws related to expungement of criminal convictions and instances in which a client can seek a motion for expungement.
Pro Bono Team seeking volunteers!
Our team and staff at LawNY have been out in our community actively seeking volunteers to assist tenants facing eviction. Opportunities are available for college students, law students and attorneys. Our offices are unable to assist all the tenants that need our help. Help us meet this urgent need and contact our team today for more details about how you can help!
Keran Mattu and Kelsey Aasen, Pro Bono Housing Project staff, at the Cornell Service Fair 9/21/21