Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Volunteer Lawyers' Project provides pro bono attorney referrals for representation to low-income clients. Pro Bono Project matters usually involve bankruptcy (Chapter 7) or divorce, although other cases are considered.
Due to the great demand for divorce representation, defendants and victims of domestic violence are given priority and often receive an attorney referral within a couple of months. However, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be found an attorney. Plaintiffs in divorce cases are considered according to availability of pro bono attorneys.
The Attorney of the Day Project in District Court, Nassau County, represents tenants with the assistance of volunteer attorneys.
17A Guardianships: Pro bono attorneys are available to assist clients in completing petitions and gathering documents to obtain guardianship of developmentally disabled young adult children transitioning to adulthood (18 years old).
The Advance Directive Initiative helps eligible clients execute planning documents including basic wills, healthcare proxies and powers of attorney.