Transitioning and Retired Attorneys

The Legal Aid Society has a long history of working with retired or transitioning attorneys who are looking for opportunities to start a second career as a public interest law volunteer. One of the original grantees of the Pro Bono Institute’s Second Acts® Program, the Society helped establish a national model for integrating transitioning and retired attorneys into roles as legal service volunteers.

As a host organization for the Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP), established by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman in January of 2010 to engage seasoned lawyers in pro bono projects, The Legal Aid Society works closely with attorneys to use their legal talent and expertise in all of the Society’s practices acting as mentors to staff, working with law firm associates who are participating in our extensive pro bono programs, helping Society staff manage special projects, volunteering part-time in a community or court-based office, or handling a specific number of matters annually.

For more information about Legal Aid’s Second Acts® Program, please contact Lou Sartori at