Pro Bono & 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.

Related Resources

Statement of Pro Bono Principles ( PDF )

Signatories to the Statement of Pro Bono Principles ( PDF )

Pro Bono Outside Big Law: A Gateway to Pro Bono for Solo, Small and Medium Sized Law Firm Attorneys: Pro Bono Practitioners “Outside Big Law”


Of Interest

50 Years of Committee Highlights:

1960s Milestones
1970s Milestones
1980s Milestones
1990s Milestones
2000s Milestones
Recent Milestones

Criminal Justice, Police Reform and Civil Rights sectionaddresses the intersection of criminal laws, policing and racial justice, and contains information regarding City Bar reports and programming on those subjects.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Support for Provisions of the HEROES Act – Letter to New York Congressional Representatives, July 24, 2020