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New Leadership Program

Join our network of young professionals working to help us protect and defend the rights of New Yorkers.

Making the case for humanity

Our New Leadership Program (NLP) engages the next generation of young professionals through networking, volunteering, and fundraising events.

The Associates’ Campaign

The Associates’ Campaign is one of the largest fundraising efforts undertaken by the Society, raising more than $400,000 from more than 2,100 generous supporters. Each year, the Campaign is driven by associates at law firms across the city, representing an excellent way for younger members of the legal community to engage in our work and make an impact on the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers.

Campaign captains at each firm compete to raise money, often undertaking a number of creative and enjoyable fundraising activities and initiatives to connect more supporters with the work of the Society. The firms who raise the most and have the highest participation are awarded with a plaque commemorating their success and are featured in an ad in the New York Law Journal. In the end, the Associates’ Campaign helps the Society make a change in the lives of our clients, and make New York City a better place for all New Yorkers.

Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Clients

NLP volunteers offer resume counseling and advice to help our clients regain employment. By working one-on-one with clients to improve resumes, navigate online search tools, and hone interview skills, volunteers make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need.

The Legal Aid Society is always looking for new law firm and corporate partners to host workshops to expand our reach to more New Yorkers.


The 6th annual NLP Winter Benefit

The Winter Benefit is the premier social event of the New Leadership Program, a dynamic group of accomplished young professionals from across the city who support us and our mission through advocacy, volunteer work, and fundraising. Tickets are on sale now.

Check out photos from last year’s Winter Benefit below:

Over 140 young professionals attended the 5th Annual NLP Winter Benefit.

Deputy Director of Development, Matt Hanifin, and NLP Board members Caroline Pignatelli (Cooley LLP) and Ben Bleiberg (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)



Anna Volpe, accompanied by Spencer Gallop

Grammy nominee, Tracy Bonham, performs

Join the Next Generation of Leaders

Passionate about our mission to fill the access-to-justice gap in NYC? Send us an email to learn more about the New Leadership Program and how you can get involved.

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