Our projects enable our volunteers to reach New Yorkers who need civil legal service. Through these projects, our attorneys provide pro bono assistance that helps reunite families, stave off evictions, resolve immigration issues, win vital government benefits, and start small businesses.
Our award-winning Project Directors are experts in their fields. Two directors have received the prestigious Legal Services Award for outstanding service to low-income New Yorkers. Their commitment to their projects and deep knowledge of the issues allows them to provide pro bono attorneys with enormous support. For example, Ellen Rosenberg, the Family Law Advisor for our Incarcerated Mothers Law Project, has over 20 years of experience in family law. She provides training for prospective volunteers and accompanies volunteers on monthly visits to a prison in Bedford Hills, NY.
Many of our projects, such as the Elderly Project, have existed for more than a decade. Others, such as the Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project, were created more recently to meet a growing need. All are designed to enable pro bono lawyers from law firms to provide legal assistance when and where low-income New Yorkers need it most.
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