Legal Aid Society

Pro Bono Practice

Whether through individual representation of an at-risk client or bringing groundbreaking civil rights class action litigation, The Pro Bono Practice each year provides over 3,500 volunteers with training, supervision, and mentorship, which allow them to deliver life-changing legal assistance to thousands of residents in every borough.

The Legal Aid Society integrates volunteers into its overall delivery of legal services. All pro bono referrals have been screened by our attorneys for legal merit and financial eligibility and a Legal Aid Society attorney remains on the case as a mentor until final disposition.

Working with professionals from New York’s major law firms, corporate law departments, and students from both local and national law schools, our pro bono volunteers help secure the legal rights of low-income New Yorkers in need of counsel but unable to afford it. In the last year, our pro bono partners provided over 253,000 hours of legal assistance.

Learn more about our Pro Bono volunteering opportunities.