The Pro Bono Clearinghouse screens and refers requests for free legal assistance for organizations to over 90 member law firms and corporate legal departments
. Last year alone, NYLPI placed over 225 pro bono matters with volunteer lawyers, who use their expertise to improve the quality of life for underrepresented New Yorkers. A list of recent cases is available in our newsletter Pro Bono Matters
Legal projects referred through the Pro Bono Clearinghouse assist organizations, strengthen communities, and attack systemic problems for low-income New Yorkers. The skills and resources of our volunteer attorneys allow us to offer a wide range of legal services and in turn offers our volunteer attorneys many avenues for pro bono work.
Pro bono assistance is provided in three areas: