Support the City Bar Fund

Donations to the City Bar Fund, the 501(c)(3) arm of the New York City Bar Association, make a tremendous difference for people in New York City and in communities all over the world. A gift of any size to one of the City Bar Fund’s four programs or to the City Bar Fund itself, which supports the area of greatest need, helps to advance social justice through pro bono legal services, diversity and inclusion programming, and mental health services and substance use counseling.

Read the City Bar Fund’s latest Annual Report and Gift Acceptance Policy. For more information on what contributions qualify for the pro bono reporting requirement, you may consult the Office of Court Administration website here.

City Bar Justice Center

The City Bar Justice Center increases access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers by leveraging the volunteered time and expertise of the New York City legal community through an effective pro bono model. The Justice Center continuously innovates to respond to the emerging legal needs of the poor, assisting more than 26,000 New Yorkers annually through limited and full scope legal representation, community outreach, and education efforts.


Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

The Vance Center advances global justice by engaging lawyers across borders to support civil society and an ethically active legal profession. The Vance Center is a unique collaboration of international lawyers catalyzing public interest innovation, bringing together leading law firms and other partners worldwide to pioneer international justice initiatives and provide pro bono legal representation to social justice NGOs and others.


Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Together with more than 150 signatory law firms and corporate legal departments, the Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging works to create a legal profession that represents the diverse country we live in. The Office’s work starts with the pipeline to the profession, preparing underrepresented high school, college, and law students for a career in law. Then, the Offices supports lawyers across all levels of the industry, through committee work, leadership training, speaking opportunities, and events that build community.


Lawyer Assistance Program

The Lawyer Assistance Program is a free, confidential service, available to attorneys, judges, law students and their family members in New York City who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues. In conjunction with the City Bar’s Committee on Lawyer Assistance and local volunteers, it offers consultation, evaluation/assessment, counseling, referral, intervention, peer support, attorney monitoring, outreach and education.

All donations go to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund, Inc. (the “City Bar Fund”), a tax-exempt non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the City Bar Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided to you in return for your donation. A copy of our most recently filed financial report and information on other charitable organizations is available from the NY Attorney General’s Charities Registry ( or (212) 416-8686. The report is also available upon request by contacting the City Bar Fund at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

The City Bar Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information about donating to the City Bar Fund, contact Cesar Ruiz at or 212.382.6682