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Committee: Pro Bono and Legal Services

Pro Bono Competencies Analysis (January 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono Competencies

Letter to Chief Judge Lippman regarding the definition of pro bono under 22 NYCRR Part 118 which requires lawyers to disclose the number of pro bono hours provided during the reporting period (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono Reporting Requirement

Proposed Amendment of New York’s Code of Judicial Conduct (22 NYCRR §100.3(B)(12)), relating to a Judge’s Role in Facilitating the Ability of Unrepresented Litigants to have their Matters Fairly Heard (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Unrepresented Litigants

Memorandum to Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman regarding the implementation of the 50 hour pro bono requirement for New York State Bar admission (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono Requirement for Bar Admission

Statement Regarding Reductions in Federal Legal Services Funding (December 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Funding of

Testimony by City Bar President Samuel Seymour at the Chief Judge's Hearing on Civil Legal Service (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Legal Services Funding

Comments in the areas of ADR/mediation and simplification of forms and processes on the November 2010 report by the Office of Court Administration's Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Mediation

Statement on Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Funding of

The RFP Process for Judiciary Funding for the Provision of Legal Services to Low-Income New Yorkers (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Legal Services Funding

Top 10 Best Practices for Integrating Law Firm Fellows (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Fellowship Programs

Report in support of the Judiciary's 2011-2012 Budget Request (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Budget - NYS Judiciary

Oral Testimony of the New York City Bar Association at the Chief Judge's Hearing on Civil Legal Services, September 28, 2010 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Civil

Letter to Governor Paterson regarding funding of IOLA and Civil Legal Services in the 2010-2011 Judiciary and State budgets (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: IOLA

Letter to IOLA regarding proposed amendment to Section 7000.9(b)(1) of Title 21, NYCRR (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: IOLA

Testimony at New York State Senate Public Hearing on IOLA and the Future of Civil Legal Service in New York State (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: IOLA

Letter to the New York State Senate and Assembly regarding funding of Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York (October 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: IOLA

Guidelines for Volunteer Lawyers and Pro Bono Clients
Subject area: Pro Bono

Guidelines for Lawyers, Clients and Clearinghouses in International Pro Bono Representations
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients(Chinese/Mandarin language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients(French language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients (Spanish language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers(Chinese/Mandarin language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers(French language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers (Spanish language version) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Volunteer Lawyers ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Pro Bono Representation: Tips for Clients ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono

Letter to Congress urging that the appropriations restriction that limits how Legal Services Corporation grantees may spend their funds from state and local governments as well as private donors be repealed ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Funding of

Amicus Brief: Velazquez v. LSC (filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services, Funding of

Letter to Senators Clinton and Schumer thanking them for their support of the need for passage of the funding request of the Legal Services Corporation and noting the continued importance of adequate legal services funding especially in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster ( PDF format )
Subject area: Legal Services Corporation

Letter to OCA Commenting on Various Provision in the Report of the NYS Unified Court System Issued in January 2004, Entitled "The Future of Pro Bono in New York" ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pro Bono