National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2021

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The NYS Unified Court System Office for Justice Initiatives has joined the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to sponsor annual National Pro Bono Celebration Week from October 24-30, 2021. The NYS Unified Courts Office for Justice Initiatives, Access to Justice Division, will hold virtual events for lawyers and offer new resources for court uses in celebration of pro bono!

2021 events include:
• Launch of brand-new informational videos
• Pro Bono Awards Night

 

 

Informational Videos

The NYS Unified Courts Office for Justice Initiatives, Access to Justice Division has developed a series of informational videos to promote the awareness of free online resources for the public. The videos will also demonstrate how the resources can be accessed online.

Video topics include:
• CourtHelp
• DIY Form Programs
• And more!

 

Pro Bono Awards Night

The NYS Unified Court System Office for Justice Initiatives, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) will co-sponsor a virtual pro bono volunteer recognition event on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. The awards ceremony in celebration of National Pro Bono week will take place on Zoom. Program presenters include the Honorable Edwina G. Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, T. Andrew Brown, President of the New York State Bar Association, and Anthe Maria Bova, General Counsel and Pro Bono Director of the New York County Lawyers Association. Twenty-two volunteers will receive plaque awards for outstanding service and 98 volunteers will receive certificates recognizing their dedicated service in the Office for Justice Initiatives' programs. Housing Court Guardians Ad litem will receive special recognition for their outstanding service on behalf of vulnerable litigants during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

 

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Past Celebrations

Every October, The NYS Unified Courts Office for Justice Initiatives, Access to Justice Division holds events to celebrate Pro Bono service in the New York State Courts. Click the links below to see information about past celebrations.

 

National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2020
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2019
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2018
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2017
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2016
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2015
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2014
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2013
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2012
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2011
National Pro Bono Celebration Week 2010

 

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