For more than three decades, NYLPI has matched the formidable abilities of dozens of New York law firms and corporate law departments with the needs of low-income clients and the nonprofit organizations that serve them. The Pro Bono Clearinghouse helps clients get legal assistance; it also ensures that volunteer attorneys receive assignments that stretch their skills and connect them with work that matters.
The work includes a mix of litigation and transactional work in areas such as labor, housing, health care, education, real estate, nonprofit corporations, intellectual property, and more. It’s not unusual for a short-term project to grow into a wide-ranging class action lawsuit or a continuing relationship between a firm and a nonprofit client.
The countless hours of pro bono work performed by NYLPI’s members are a reflection of the profession’s continuing commitment to public interest.