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.

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 doprobono@lawny.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.

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!

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Keran Mattu and Kelsey Aasen, Pro Bono Housing Project staff, at the Cornell Service Fair 9/21/21

Empowering Tenants through quality legal representation and service


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.

Contact Ronette Steele to volunteer to provide legal advice and counsel to eligible individuals with marijuana convictions by sending an email to rsteele@lawny.org or complete this form and select "Re-entry" as an area you want to assist with!

Pro Bono Team Mission Statement:

To support and enhance private attorney and other volunteer recruitment, outreach, and recognition for Pro Bono efforts throughout mixed urban-rural service areas by creating streamlined and uniform systems that support and implement Pro Bono best practices and case management. We strive to make Pro Bono assistance accessible, efficient, and advantageous for all Pro Bono attorneys and volunteers in order to increase the number of clients who receive Pro Bono representation, the substantive law practice areas in which Pro Bono legal services are provided, and the number of clients who receive extended representation through Pro Bono legal services.

COVID-19 Information

LawNY 2020 Annual Report.pdf

2020 Annual Report

This report will give you an overview of not only our organization but our overall impact as well. We hope that you use this report in order to choose which office and field you would like to volunteer with but also to recognize that your work and donated time has a real long term impact on our clients all across of our service area. We appreciate your donated time and recognize your importance and we hope you do to!

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