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An Interview with Betty Balli Torres, Pro Bono Net Board of Directors | A Pro Bono Week Exclusive

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Resources, Technology

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services. This year we have been celebrating National Pro Bono Week by… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net Joins Dentsu Aegis Network for an IdeaJam to Connect Disaster Survivors with Free Legal Help

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Resources, Staff News, Technology

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  This year we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week by focusing… Continue Reading

DisasterLegalAid.org Advocacy Center | Pro Bono Week

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  This year we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week by focusing… Continue Reading

New York Crime Victims Legal Help being piloted in Erie, Genesee and Niagara counties

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Originally published by NYS Office of Victim Services New York, NY (October 1, 2018) – The New York State Office of Victim Services today announced a new website connecting crime victims with information and free civil legal assistance is being piloted in three Western New York counties, allowing victims to learn about their rights and… Continue Reading

Update on Disaster Legal Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

Posted in Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Resources

Puerto Rico and other areas affected by last year’s hurricanes have been in the news prominently in recent months, but what happens when the media spotlight fades? After the cameras are gone, the physical damages remain and rebuilding is an arduous process. Pro Bono Net recognizes the importance of providing access to legal assistance in… Continue Reading

Join us June 5th for “Achieving 100% Access” with Honorable Jonathan Lippman

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology, Webinar

Pro Bono Net is teaming up with the Practising Law Institute to bring you a discussion about the access to justice movement and the role of pro bono in closing the gap with Honorable Jonathan Lippman and Pro Bono Net’s Executive Director, Mark O’Brien. Register now for this FREE presentation. Achieving 100% Access: A Conversation with… Continue Reading

Immi Wins 2018 ClearMark Award for Plain Language

Posted in Announcements, Immigration, Legal Services, Staff News, Technology

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and Pro Bono Net (PBN) won this year’s ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language, for best Spanish-language website.  The winning site,  https://immi.org/es, which was launched shortly after the November 2016 elections, helps immigrants understand their legal options and find legal help.   Immi is a free online resource,… Continue Reading

National Volunteer Week 2018 Highlight: Wantee Ramkaran, LiveHelp Volunteer

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Volunteer Profile

In honor of National Volunteer Week we will be highlighting volunteers and sharing ways lawyers and advocates can get involved. Today we would like to highlight Wantee Ramkaran, a LiveHelp Volunteer for LawHelpNY.  LawHelpNY.org, is a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Volunteers staff LiveHelp, an online, real-time chat service that directs… Continue Reading

National Volunteer Week 2018 Highlight: City Bar Volunteers Kick Off FEMA Appeals Clinics

Posted in Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Resources, Volunteer Profile

In honor of National Volunteer Week we will be highlighting volunteers and sharing ways lawyers and advocates can get involved. Today we would like to highlight the work of the Pro Bono FEMA Appeals Clinics which were initiated in response to the 2017 hurricane season. Probono.net/ny is the New York state network site of probono.net and… Continue Reading

Free Pro Bono Skills Training from PLI’s Interactive Learning Center

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

Practising Law Institute offers free pro bono skills training for pro bono and volunteer attorneys At Practising Law Institute, we strive to improve the learning experience by incorporating the latest in interactive technology and research-based instructional design. The award-winning programs in our Interactive Learning Center challenge participants by using “learning-by-doing” techniques in a variety of… Continue Reading

LawHelp Interactive (LHI) Goes Mobile

Posted in Announcements, Legal Services, Mobile, Resources, Staff News, Technology

After completing a major technology rebuild of LawHelp Interactive’s (LHI’s) backend in 2015, the LHI team shifted focus to improving the look and feel of LHI. That same year, about 20% of users accessing lawhelpinteractive.org were doing so with mobile and tablet devices making it clear that the mobile and tablet experience should be a… Continue Reading

immi One Year In: Online Tool Helps Immigrants Protect Their Future

Posted in Announcements, Immigration, Legal Services, Mobile, Resources, Technology

The current Administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of people, and the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is uncertain. Detention and deportation rates are up. How can communities protect themselves? Immi.org, a project of the Immigration Advocates Network, provides free information in English and Spanish to empower… Continue Reading

ATJ Tech Fellows Summer Internship Positions at Pro Bono Net

Posted in Announcements, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology

There are 21 summer internship opportunities for law students interested in public interest law and technology through the ATJ Tech Fellows program. Two of these positions will be hosted by Pro Bono Net in New York. The ATJ Tech Fellows program is designed to provide law students with practical experience on the use of technology in… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Net at the 2017 NLADA Conference next week

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Legal Services, Staff News, Technology

Several Pro Bono Net staff members will be presenting at multiple sessions on a variety of equal justice issues at the 2017 NLADA Annual Conference, December 6th-9th. NLADA brings together more than 700 equal justice advocates each year to participate in substantive workshops on topics critical to helping effectively meet the legal needs of low-income… Continue Reading

IAN Presents their 6th Annual E-Conference Fundraiser

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Seminar, Technology, Webinar

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is excited to announce its sixth annual fundraising e-Conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” from November 27th to December 1st, 2017. Join us for a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on family-based immigration, U visas and VAWA, contesting removability, screening for relief, and oral and… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week 2017 Bonus Spotlight: Major General Micheal J. Nardotti

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services. Today, as a bonus Pro Bono Week celebration spotlight, we are… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week 2017: Elizabeth Brancati, LiveHelp, LawHelpNY

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  Today, in honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we’re sharing… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week 2017: Nic Rangel, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  Today, in honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we’re sharing… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week 2017: Nisha Sandhu, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  Today, in honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we’re sharing… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Week 2017: Jessica Ortiz Sanchez & Brent S. Howard, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  To kick off our Pro Bono Week celebration, we would like… Continue Reading

National Disaster Legal Aid Efforts – How the Legal Community Can Help Hurricane Survivors 

Posted in Announcements, Disaster Legal Aid, Legal Services, PLI, Resources

Like many of you, Pro Bono Net’s thoughts are with those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As advocates for justice, you no doubt share our concerns about the disproportionate and long-term impact disasters often have on low-income and other vulnerable communities, as well as the direct impact these hurricanes have had on nonprofit legal aid… Continue Reading

Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical & Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

Attorney service on nonprofit boards is advantageous for both the attorneys and nonprofits, but there are important practical and ethical considerations. At the Practising Law Institute‘s seminar “Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical & Ethical Considerations for Attorneys” on August 2nd, expert faculty addressed the important considerations for both attorneys thinking about nonprofit board service and attorneys already serving… Continue Reading