At NYLAG, a commitment to providing volunteer and pro bono opportunities 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 NYLAG staff attorneys, pro bono legal partners, and volunteers. By drawing from the talents of pro bono attorneys, law graduates, law students, and other volunteers, NYLAG can provide a greater number of life-changing solutions for low-income New Yorkers.
NYLAG’s clients include immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBT community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need.
NYLAG has a robust pro bono program, offering a wide range of meaningful opportunities for attorneys, law graduates and law students to engage in pro bono service. NYLAG partners with major law firms in New York City, corporate counsel, and New York City area law schools to increase access to justice for low-income New Yorkers.
NYLAG’s pro bono program includes:
- Individual case referrals
- Consumer Debt Defense Project
- NYLAG’s Mobile Legal Help Center
- Legal clinics to address urgent and other large-scale needs
To learn more about NYLAG’s pro bono opportunities, click here.
NYLAG volunteers commit to working a minimum of 15 hours or two days per week either at NYLAG’s Manhattan headquarters or at intake sites across the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Rockland or Westchester. NYLAG volunteers have diverse backgrounds, from retired attorneys, to attorneys in transition, to law students, law graduates and other volunteers. All NYLAG volunteers share a desire to promote equal access to justice for those unable to afford representation.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at NYLAG and how to apply, click here.
Law students and recent law graduates will find that NYLAG has a wide-range of volunteer opportunities to fulfill the 50-hour pro bono requirement to be admitted to the New York State Bar. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of NYLAG staff attorneys on a variety of projects.
NYLAG is now accepting applications for Summer 2014 internships. To see available opportunities, click here.
NYLAG has employment opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who seek to join a dynamic, fast-paced environment where your colleagues are committed to increasing access to justice for New Yorkers.
To learn about specific positions available at NYLAG, please click here.
Post-Graduate Public Interest Fellowships
NYLAG has often sponsored applicants for competitive public interest fellowships including Skadden and Equal Justice Works. NYLAG is also a host of many post-graduate public interest fellowships sponsored by law schools across the country. Fellows placed at NYLAG can be guaranteed a rewarding and fulfilling experience as they launch their legal careers.
NYLAG posts information about the coming year’s fellowship candidate selection process on this page in late-Spring. Please check back for more information.