The candidates 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.
The candidates 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, Family Court
Populations Served: General Public
Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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 taugh...
Americorps Legal Assistant
The candidate responsibilities will include: Provide screening and intake for low-income persons seeking civil legal assistance; Recruit and support volunteer lawyers, students and community members; Assist staff attorneys in providing legal services to clients; Work with community agencies serving low-income populations to strengthen collaborations; Provide outreach and community education for targeted groups; Participate on relevant staff commi...
The candidate will focus on workers’ compensation, personal injury and general practice areas. Must be detail-oriented and organized with the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Be autonomous and responsible in work style and ethic and have strong communication skills. Paralegal degree preferred, but not required.