At NYLAG, a commitment to providing volunteer opportunities and recruiting talented pro bono attorneys is a natural extension of its larger mission to deliver the highest quality civil legal services to the greatest number of people in need. Many NYLAG success stories come about through the collaborative effort of staff attorneys, pro bono legal partners, and volunteers. By drawing from the talents of several different resources, NYLAG can provide a greater number of life-changing solutions for low-income New Yorkers.
With experience in a wide range of practice areas, pro bono attorneys work on cases from all of NYLAG’s legal units. Cases range from assisting elderly citizens in securing government benefits denied to them, to facilitating the naturalization process for immigrants. To ensure a quality experience, NYLAG provides as much assistance and guidance as necessary, in many cases mentoring pro bono attorneys and helping them develop legal strategy.
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NYLAG volunteers have diverse professional backgrounds. Legal experience is not as important as a commitment to promoting equal access to justice for those unable to afford representation. All volunteers work closely with a supervising attorney and receive a cubicle, computer, and phone in NYLAG’s office. Volunteers work directly with clients and can expect to provide legal and factual research, litigation preparation, client advocacy, discovery, motion practice and more.
If you are interested in volunteering with NYLAG, send a resume and cover letter to volunteer@NYLAG.org. In the cover letter, please indicate the days, hours, and duration of your availability.