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National Pro Bono Week

In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, on October 26, 2020, the Office for Justice Initiatives released an informational webinar titled Accessing Justice During Covid-19.

Content for the pre-recorded webinar was provided by the Bronx County, Erie County and New York County Surrogates Court Help Centers, the Nassau County Supreme Court Help Center and the Office for Justice Initiatives. The webinar provided information on Surrogate’s Court proceedings including Small Estates and Administration proceedings, Supreme Court matters including Adult Name Changes and Uncontested Divorces as well as free online resources. A registration link was provided to enable attendees to receive information about future events directly and to obtain viewer feedback. This project was developed to continue the tradition of Help Centers providing information to court users during National Pro Bono Week, in a safe way in response to the Covid-19 health crisis.

The video is available at