Legal Assistance of Western New York

LawNY is a not-for-profit organization which provides civil legal services to low-income clients in a fourteen-county region in western New York State. We provide legal advice and representation in the areas of housing, public benefits, family law on behalf of victims of domestic violence, employment, consumer, health, and education. LawNY focuses on meeting the legal needs of individual clients, as well as addressing systemic problems that create barriers for clients living in poverty.

Volunteer Opportunities:

All Locations

Provides law students with a complete and meaningful legal experience in the public interest sector. Students will provide assistance on a variety of civil legal matters including housing, disability, family law, unemployment insurance, public benefits, consumer law, and/or foreclosure issues, per the student’s interest and LawNY®’s needs. Projects and activities may include conducting client intakes/meetings; corresponding with clients via phone or mail; conducting legal research; preparing pleadings, memorandums, and other legal documents; and advocating for clients. Students will gain exposure to a variety of legal forums and other social services agencies.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us!

Kelly McGovern, Director of Pro Bono Affairs

kmcgovern@lawny.org (585) 295-5613