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VOLUNTEER

Pro bono attorneys, community and student volunteers have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of clients who have nowhere else to turn for help.  Pro bono service provides the personal satisfaction that comes from helping someone in need. Here at CELJ we have a wide range of volunteer and pro bono opportunities for attorneys, law grads, law students, undergraduates and others.

We currently need attorney volunteers for:

Estate Planning & Elder Law Clinics

Staffing our Senior Legal Advice Helpline (more information here)

Bankruptcy cases for seniors

MEET NEW YORK'S 50 HOUR PRO BONO ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

In 2015, according to the New York State Court of Appeals, any applicant seeking to be admitted to practice in New York must satisfy the 50-hour volunteer requirement.

Volunteer with CELJ! Law students can fulfill their 50 hour pro bono requirement through volunteering with our agency.  Contact the Pro Bono Coordinator, Nicole Komin, at nkomin@elderjusticeny.org for more information to cross another task off your law school graduation list!

APPLY NOW!

Individuals interested in pro bono, internship, or volunteer opportunities should download and submit an application, cover letter, and resume. Some of the current opportunities for law students and non-lawyers are listed below.

Law firms, corporations, and in-house counsel interested in partnering with CELJ are encouraged to reach out to learn more. Please contact Nicole M. Komin, Pro Bono Coordinator, at 716-853-3087 or nkomin@elderjusticeny.org.

WHAT KIND OF WORK WILL I DO?

The type of experience available for each volunteer depends on your skill level, and the unit that you are assigned to. Below are some examples of the type of work by skill level:

Volunteer Application

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