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.

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Newest Pro Bono Updates!

East High School Partnership

We would like to introduce a new partnership between our Rochester office and East High School, part of the Rochester City School District. The overarching goal of this partnership is to increase access to justice through the provision of onsite assistance to scholars and their families in a setting in which they are already familiar and is convenient - East High School. This will be achieved through expanded outreach efforts, onsite intake, warm referrals to other community legal services and know your rights seminars, all coordinated by our AmeriCorps VISTA member, Eleanor Haase. We can’t wait to see where this project goes!

National Pro Bono Week

October 20th - 26th was National Pro Bono Week! LawNY was at the Chemung County Bar Association’s annual Pro Bono Recognition luncheon, celebrating members of the local bar who have volunteered their legal services to LawNY clients. LawNY's regional pro bono team members presented a CLE entitled Overcoming Communication Barriers With Rural Pro Bono Clients and celebrated managing attorney, Thomas Dubel’s 50th year of work in civil legal services.

Jessica Malone and Teresa McNamara also tabled at the School of Law - University at Buffalo public interest career fair to spread the word about volunteer opportunities for law students with LawNY.

Finally, an outreach event in Olean, NY let folks know about all the services LawNY provides and welcomed attorneys in Cattaraugus County to join the pro bono effort!

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.

2018 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!