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Tell us about your skills, interests, and schedule. Call us or complete a brief on-line introduction form to join our volunteer network.

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Become a Volunteer

Who may volunteer?
Lawyers Alliance projects are ideal for business lawyers because they involve counsel and transactional work for mission-driven businesses. Our volunteers are attorneys admitted, or supervised by a senior level attorney admitted, to the New York Bar. They generally are employed by a law firm or by a corporate legal department with at least 20 attorneys.

What types of pro bono projects are available?
Nonprofit clients need attorneys to counsel them on a wide range of corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, regulatory and other business law matters. View a representative list of legal services that you may be able to provide.

How do I find out about available cases?
We generally place legal work in two ways: Case Listings Newsletter and one-on-one conversations.

Case Listings Newsletter: We email a list of available cases to pro bono coordinators at volunteer institutions at least monthly. For more information, contact your firm or corporation's pro bono coordinator or call us.

One-on-one conversations: Our Pro Bono Associate is happy to discuss available opportunities related to volunteers' programmatic interests or areas of expertise. Contact vgaffney@lawyersalliance.org at (212) 219-1800 x 203.

How long will it take for me to get started?
Once we identify a suitable project, we will send you a file for review. You generally will have one week from file receipt to confirm that you are accepting the matter. The project commences upon final confirmation.



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