Pro Bono Initiatives

About the Law School’s Pro Bono Initiatives Program

Welcome to New York Law School’s Pro Bono Initiatives webpage. Our mission is to promote and facilitate the participation of members of the New York Law School community in pro bono activities, which are an essential aspect of our professional responsibilities as lawyers and lawyers-to-be.

Applicants seeking to be admitted to the New York State bar on or after January 1, 2015 will need to demonstrate that they have completed 50 hours of qualifying pro bono work prior to submitting their applications for admission. For more information on this requirement and how to satisfy it, visit the following websites:

Website of New York Unified Court System regarding Pro Bono Requirement:

http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/probono/baradmissionreqs.shtml

Pro bono FAQs from New York State Office of Court Administration:

http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/probono/FAQsBarAdmission.pdf

Form Affidavit of Compliance:

http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/probono/AppForAdmission_Pro-BonoReq_Fillable.pdf

 

Volunteer Opportunities

A Pro Bono Opportunities Guide is posted on the portal and new opportunities are regularly posted in the Career Planning newsletter. Find opportunities on the portal under the “Career Resources” tab by clicking on “Pro Bono Initiatives.”

If after reviewing the guide you still have questions, feel free to contact Swati Parikh in the Office of Career Development at swati.parikh@nyls.edu.