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Pro Bono Coordinator - Nonprofit Serving Nonprofits

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York ( is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofits and social enterprises that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. The organizations served provide housing and shelter, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low‐income New Yorkers of all ages. Each year, our staff, joined by 2,000 volunteer attorneys from a network of 140 law firms and corporations, will assist hundreds of organizations.  The result is stronger nonprofit programs, finances, and operations.

Pro Bono Coordinator Position

Lawyers Alliance seeks to hire a Pro Bono Coordinator interested in nonprofit capacity-building to improve its pro bono program.  The Pro Bono Coordinator will play an integral role in client intake, planning, volunteer recruitment and support, and success of approximately 1,400 legal projects each year.

This position offers the opportunity to be involved in dynamic New York City public interest work and improve the availability and delivery of pro bono legal services by business and transactional lawyers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual pro bono outreach plan, with thoughtful strategies and compelling messages to replenish and expand the network of active volunteers.
  • Coordinate a robust pro bono case placement process, which includes identifying, frequently communicating with, and developing ongoing relationships with appropriate volunteer attorneys and pro bono contacts at premier law firms and corporations, so that nonprofit clients can get the expert legal help they need.
  • Develop and coordinate pro bono clinics and other limited scope pro bono projects for nonprofits.
  • Maintain relational database with detailed organization and case information, analyze and use helpful data, and prepare regular statistical reports and dashboards.
  • Represent Lawyers Alliance at important law firm and corporate information sessions and other visibility events to enhance volunteer relations.
  • Monitor case activity and help resolve any issues to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and positive client/volunteer experiences.
  • Plan and execute volunteer recognition activities, including Lawyers Alliance’s highly regarded Cornerstone Awards and volunteer accomplishment announcements.
  • Administer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for pro bono, CLE trainings procedures, volunteer case closing surveys and follow up, and other volunteer-related functions.
  • Assist with fundraising, educational services, outcomes measurement, program evaluation, marketing, statistical and qualitative assessments, and other tasks as requested.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization, including in close conjunction with client relations staff, and with multiple external audiences.

Experience and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 4-7 years of post-college work experience, including at least three years substantially in person; additional relevant education is welcome.
  • Demonstrated experience with pro bono, legal services, and/or nonprofit volunteer programs.
  • The position requires strong organizational, data, recruitment, and communication skills.
  • The selected candidate will be a primary contact for a diverse and large universe of people, including attorneys and staff from the world’s leading law firms and corporations. Our organization’s practice is high volume, so there is premium placed on organization, time management, and the ability to work independently.
  • The ideal candidate has excellent initiative and follow-through, has strong verbal and written communication skills, is detail-oriented, and is adept with data management, statistics, spreadsheets, virtual communication tools, and database tracking systems.
  • This position is largely in person, with flexibility for certain work to be done remotely. The employee will be expected to follow in person/hybrid procedures in place at the time.


This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits. Anticipated annual salary range is $65,000 to $70,000, depending on experience and responsibilities.

Next Steps

If you want to join knowledgeable and passionate colleagues who enjoy making a difference, consider applying now.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] as soon as possible. Please explain briefly in your cover letter how your personal and professional interest or experience relates to Lawyers Alliance’s work.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 15th and will begin once filled.;

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fellowship Announcement

Business/Transactional Law Externally-Funded Fellowship Fall 2025

Organization Overview:

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofits that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, Lawyers Alliance for New York helps organizations to develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages. Each year, Lawyers Alliance represents more than 700 nonprofits on more than 1,300 legal projects and assists hundreds more through educational programs. The staff of 22, including 12 attorneys, works with 2,000 pro bono attorneys from law firms and corporations to deliver these services.

Lawyers Alliance has five program priorities: community arts, economic opportunity, housing and human services, quality education, and urban health. In addition, Lawyers Alliance has developed four special initiatives to address emerging legal needs of the nonprofit sector: advocacy, national leadership, risk management, and disaster relief.


Lawyers Alliance is specifically seeking fellowship applicants for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Kirkland & Ellis, and other externally-funded fellowships for the following program areas:

Our Community Arts program priority helps organizations to provide artistic outlets and use the arts to foster education, social supports and services, and urban development.  Clients are engaged in enrichment activities for children and the elderly, in-school and after-school programs, music and dance performances, therapeutic arts programs, and other community-based arts activities.

Through our Economic Opportunity program priority, Lawyers Alliance helps to train and place people in jobs, increase financial literacy and economic independence, attract lending and investment, and promote community vitality and stability in all five boroughs.  Clients include community loan funds, low-income federal credit unions, community development corporations, workforce development groups, business improvement districts and community revitalization organizations, faith-based groups, nonprofits involved in for-profit business ventures, and other economic opportunity organizations. 

Our Housing and Human Services program priority helps organizations that provide counseling, support, housing, and social services that improve the quality of life for children, youth, families, and senior citizens and special needs populations, including, but not limited to, people with developmental disabilities or mental health issues, survivors of domestic violence, justice involved people, veterans, substance abusers, and homeless people.

Our Quality Education project priority helps nonprofit organizations that address educational needs from early childhood to adulthood. Clients include organizations that offer and support in-school and after-school educational enrichment, early learning and Head Start, public school improvement, charter schools and alternative public education programs, mentoring and tutoring, educational scholarships, college readiness and sustainability, occupational education, adult literacy, continuing education, English language learning, and STEM education.

Through our Urban Health program priority, Lawyers Alliance helps to promote preventative health, food security, healthy aging, and making New York City a greener place. Lawyers Alliance also supports the efforts of community-based organizations addressing social determinants of health in navigating New York State’s Medicaid Redesign. Clients include senior centers, afterschool programs, food and agricultural programs, parks and green spaces, educational organizations, mental health and behavioral health agencies, community health centers, nutrition and exercise programs, and nonprofits advocating for legislation and policies that eliminate health disparities and improve New Yorkers' lives.

The Advocacy Initiative strengthens the public policy impact of the nonprofit sector, by helping advocacy organizations with business and transactional law matters, understanding laws on lobbying and political activity, and legislation, as well as engaging in advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels on core issues affecting the nonprofit sector and in our five program priority areas.

Lawyers Alliance welcomes the opportunity to expose fellows to legal work and practical skills that address the legal needs of community-based and other nonprofit organizations focused on the above program priorities. Legal fellows work at Lawyers Alliance as a full-time staff attorney for one or two years and provide invaluable legal assistance to nonprofits and social enterprises that are serving low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers. Our clients need help navigating a wide range of business law and issues, including nonprofit governance, structuring, contract, real estate, tax, regulatory and other concerns. Many seek legal advice on legal transactions with other parties.

Lawyers Alliance will work with qualified fellowship candidates who are applying for third-party funding to help them assess whether a public interest fellowship at Lawyers Alliance is a good fit. Many of our past fellows have worked on a wide range of business law and transactional issues across program priority areas, while others have developed or focused on one or more specific program priorities. Fellows develop professional skills and strengthen nonprofits by working on legal representation projects, teaching workshops and webinars on nonprofit legal issues, and assisting with client outreach, client screenings, legal research, pro bono clinics, volunteer attorney support, legal alerts and publications, and resource calls.

Lawyers Alliance is currently hosting a fellow through the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) Fellowship in Nonprofit Law, and also has a positive record of hosting public interest law fellows sponsored through the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, Harvard Law School, and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Lawyers Alliance is seeking a May 2025 JD graduate, recent graduate, or an experienced attorney looking to transition to public interest work. Experience working with low-income clients and/or with nonprofit organizations on transactional legal issues is preferred.

For further information, please contact [email protected] with a resume and a brief project proposal/cover letter. Please confirm in your cover letter that you are applying for an externally-funded fellowship position and identify the fellowship that you are applying for or have received. Lawyers Alliance for New York is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people over 40, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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Lawyers Alliance for New York Internship Opportunities

Lawyers Alliance for New York's Board, staff, and volunteer attorneys are an unparalleled team of professionals who, together with our donors, are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in low-income communities throughout New York City. By specializing in business and transactional legal services for nonprofits, Lawyers Alliance enhances our clients' performance, which translates into expanded and improved programs for the families, children, and adults who need them most. We periodically are looking for student interns to join us, as volunteers or as part of a school-funded arrangement.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for any internship position will be a motivated, detail-oriented team player who takes initiatives. We welcome candidates who are flexible and have a positive attitude. Applicants must be able to come to the office in-person. 

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


School Year Undergraduate Internships

Lawyers Alliance seeks a motivated college junior or senior for a volunteer unpaid internship. The intern will be expected to work for at least 8 hours per week for at least ten weeks and will:

  • Conduct online factual research related to the nonprofit sector and pro bono trends and assist Lawyers Alliance staff in gathering and analyzing research;
  • Participate in Lawyers Alliance's client intake process;
  • Assist in planning special events, such as pro bono clinics and volunteer awards.
  • Collaborate with and observe staff members at various levels to learn more about the nonprofit and legal sectors; and
  • Complete other projects as requested.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]


School Year Legal Internships

Lawyers Alliance for New York offers unpaid internships for law students during the school year on the basis of student interest, staff attorney availability, and client need. Law student interns work with staff attorneys to provide legal assistance and information to nonprofits related to corporate, real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, and other legal topics. Examples of prior assignments include assisting with client intake for a charter school with corporate law questions, assisting with a real estate construction loan closing for a supportive housing organization, and updating materials to be used in an employment law workshop for nonprofit managers.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line, “Application for [Fall/Spring] Internship.”  To be considered for a Fall internship, materials must be submitted between July 1 and August 1.  For Spring internships, materials must be submitted between October 1 and November 1.


Summer Legal Internships

Lawyers Alliance seeks four 1L or 2L law students for a 10-week unpaid or school-funded summer internship position each year. Summer interns will:

  • Work with staff attorneys to provide legal assistance and information to nonprofits related to corporate, real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, and other legal topics;Conduct online factual research relevant to New York nonprofits;
  • Participate in Lawyers Alliance's client intake process;
  • Follow up by telephone and email with clients and volunteer attorneys to obtain status information regarding all active legal matters;
  • Draft and update various memos, legal alerts and other written materials; and
  • Complete other projects as requested.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Application for Summer Internship”. To be considered for a summer internship, materials must be submitted between January 1 and February 1.


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