Volunteer – Nassau Suffolk Law Services


How You Can Help

The Need

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services operates a nationally lauded pro bono program with the Bar Association of Nassau County and the Suffolk County Bar Association. Established in 1981, the program provides legal representation in civil cases for individuals meeting low-income guidelines.

Our joint programs, the Pro Bono Project in Suffolk and the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Nassau, have recruited hundreds of private attorneys who provide representation without charge. These projects have greatly expanded our capacity and have become models for other pro bono programs throughout the country.

Ways To Help

  • Provide direct client representation
  • Be a mentor to other volunteers
  • Assist Project Staff with intake, case analysis, case referral, and recruitment of volunteer attorneys
  • Volunteer to work at the Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) office providing assistance to clients in several areas of civil law

Areas Needed

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Support
  • Social Security
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Guardianships (17A)
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Name Changes

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Why do we do the work?


Do you want to volunteer to provide pro bono legal assistance? NSLS is looking for pro bono lawyers to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If interested, contact Suffolk County Pro bono Coordinator, Carolyn McQuade, or fill out our online intake at www.nslawservices.org/volunteer.

Your pro bono service will help ensure access to justice for Long Islanders in need.

Posted by Nassau Suffolk Law Services on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Collateral Rewards

– Volunteer Recognition Reception
– Student interns available to assist
– Access to legal resource materials
– Free expert consultation and mentoring
– Networking opportunities with colleagues
– Eligibility for Pro Bono Attorney of the Month Awards
– Free professional liability insurance covering pro bono cases
– Earn CLE Credit (up to 10 hours every 2 year period)

If you are interested in volunteering for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, please complete the form below.

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