Individual Case Assignments

Cases that do not lend themselves to a law firm pro bono project usually are assigned through Legal Aid’s pro bono network. Descriptions of available pro bono cases are compiled on a monthly basis. These case lists are emailed to the Pro Bono Liaisons at law firms actively participating in Legal Aid’s Pro Bono program. Legal Aid training materials relevant to the types of cases that may be assigned individually as discussed above can be found on the NYC Pro Bono Center website. Co-hosted by Legal Aid and the City Bar Justice Center (the legal services arm of the New York City bar), the NYC Pro Bono Center site was launched as part of Pro Bono.Net in order to provide volunteer lawyers throughout New York with access to pro bono practice materials, information about volunteer opportunities, CLE training programs, and related pro bono information. The site requires registration; it provides a brief application form to submit in order to receive full online access. There is no cost to register.