This is a page of resources to be used at your own discretion. Please be aware that this page is not updated regularly and that the information may have changed.
Bankruptcy Training Resources
Resources for Pro Bono volunteers available from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation including training videos
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Resources
Useful practice resources from the NYS DOL: https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/
How to apply for benefits: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm
Claimant Handbook in multiple languages: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/Claimant%20Handbook%20-%20Languages.shtm
Hearing process info: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/HearingProcess.shtm
Summaries of past case decisions: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/aso/interpservice.shtm
UIB regulations: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/dande/regintro.shtm
Appeal Board website: http://uiappeals.ny.gov/
Bar Admission and Pro Bono Requirement
The rule applies to NYS bar applicants admitted on or after January 1, 2015.
Applicants must complete at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono service prior to filing an application for admission.
Here is a link to the text of the Volunteer Hours Rule.
Here is a link to the Compliance Affidavit that NYS bar applicants will need to file with their application for admission.
Out-of-State Bar Applicants
If you attended law school outside of New York State, or are applying for New York Bar admission from outside New York, this site can help you meet the New York Pro Bono requirement. Some host sites can use the magic of technology to help you help low-income people in New York.
There is no mandatory Pro Bono Requirement for admitted attorneys in New York State.
Effective May 1, 2013, New York attorneys are required to biannually report the amount of hours spent providing free volunteer legal services, and the amount of financial contributions made to organizations that provide legal services to the under-served.
New York lawyers are strongly encouraged to aspire to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono service each year.
Finding Pro Bono opportunities is easy in New York. See the New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Opportunities Guide at nysba.org.