Clerkships may include client and witness intake and interviews, bail review, discovery analysis, legal research and writing, analysis of evidence, motion practice, and assisting with plea agreements, trial preparation and sentencing argument preparation. All work is supervised by public defender staff attorneys.
The students will join an organization committed to the use and promotion of peaceful dispute resolution.
Areas of Law: Community Development, Consumer, Dispute Resolution, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Lemon Law, Arbitration, Agricultural, Workplace, Small Claims, and Family Court
Populations Served: General Public
Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
The students will join an organization that provides high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights and to advocate for more humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Disability, Family and Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Immigration and Naturalization, Prisoners, immigration- specifically removal defense, and mental health.
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Probono Law Student
The candidate will join the organization that is a not-for-profit legal assistance program committed to focusing attention through the legal system on the needs of low-income rural New Yorkers. The organization’s Judges' Best Practices CLE Pro Bono Program is a significant component of its entire mission. In order to expand pro bono resources for rural clients, the organization offers free, accredited CLE trainings for rural attorneys designed and tau...