Pro Bono and Volunteer
Taking the time to transform lives.
NYLAG strategically engages skilled volunteers—retired and veteran attorneys, law graduates, students, and others—who support the organization’s mission and core values.
Pro bono partners and volunteers
value of time donated
We work closely with experts across practice areas to understand the legal challenges in the communities served by NYLAG. We craft unique volunteer opportunities that provide a range of services, including, screening, intake, pro se assistance, advice and counsel, brief services, and limited and full representation. We strategically pair skilled volunteers with appropriate opportunities to yield a meaningful volunteer experience and quality services for clients. We bear in mind the tremendous diversity of our client population and mentor our volunteers to be culturally sensitive. Our volunteers help us expand our reach and strengthen our impact as we strive to remove the barriers caused by poverty, as well as racial, social, and economic injustice.
Get involved and give back.
Help us provide free legal help to people with low-income and in need of a lawyer.
After an extensive search, NYLAG has named Amira Samuel as director of Pro Bono & Volunteers.
NYLAG’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Caprice Jenerson’s op-ed in Bloomberg Tax explains why cross-cultural training can allow white pro bono attorneys to understand the root causes faced by people experiencing poverty and people of color.