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Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee

The Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee addresses issues surrounding pro bono work by attorneys and advocates for efforts to provide legal services to those in need. The Committee is composed of representatives from law firms, legal service providers, corporations and law schools and is currently engaged in significant efforts to study and enhance access to justice. The Committee participates in selecting the Association's Legal Services Award winners and recommends potential appointees to Boards of legal services organization to the Executive Committee.


Recent Reports

Transition letter to Chief Judge Janet DiFiore offering recommendations to improve the state courts and the judicial system during her term (April 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: NYS Judiciary

Testimony by City Bar President Debra Raskin at the Chief Judge’s Hearing on Civil Legal Services (September 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Legal Services Funding

Letter with Recommendations regarding New York’s Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission (June 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission

 


Resources

Statement of Pro Bono Principles ( PDF )

Signatories to the Statement of Pro Bono Principles ( PDF )