National Pro Bono Celebration Week

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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 25-31, 2020. The Access to Justice Program will hold virtual events for lawyers and unrepresented court uses to celebrate pro bono!

2020 events include:
• Free pre-recorded Court Help Center Webinar
• Free Pro Bono Training
• Pro Bono Awards Night

 

 

Court Help Center Webinar

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, the Office for Justice Initiatives and Help Centers throughout New York State have developed and recorded a webinar with information about the law and court procedure related to small estates, name changes, divorce, and more. The webinar will be available for the first time ever, on Monday, October 26 at 9:30 A.M.  Be one of the first to view the webinar by registering at accessingjusticeduringcovid19.questionpro.com. Your registration will allow you to receive information about future events directly. Event Flyer

 

Hear Me Accessing Justice During Covid-19 (Video)

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Pro Bono Training

The NYS Unified Court System Office for Justice Initiatives is offering a free online CLE for its newly launched Virtual Uncontested Divorce Pro Bono Project. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. In return for 2 CLE credits and 10 pro bono CLE credits, participants will complete 20 hours of pro bono service assisting unrepresented litigants with Uncontested Divorces in the Virtual Supreme Court Uncontested Divorce Clinic. Pro Bono Training Flyer

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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 Thursday, October 29, 2020. The awards ceremony in celebration of National Pro Bono week will take place on Zoom. Program presenters will include the Honorable Edwina G. Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives and Scott M. Karson, President of the New York State Bar Association.

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Past Celebrations

Every October, the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program 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 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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