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Pro Bono Opportunities at The Legal Project

The Legal Project encourages and welcomes attorneys interested in doing pro bono work. The time commitment varies depending on the program, as does the training which may be required. CLE’s can be earned for work provided through many of our programs, as well as for trainings. Malpractice coverage is provided, and office space is available for you to meet with your clients on request. There is always someone available to answer your questions and to assist you in helping us meet the legal needs of our community.

Legal Representation Programs:

  • The Domestic Violence Legal Connection provides free legal consultations and pro bono civil legal representation in family court matters.
  • Domestic Violence Reduced Fee Program provides reduced-fee matrimonial representation to victims of domestic violence who fall outside income eligibility guidelines for pro bono assistance.
  • Affordable Housing Attorney Assistance (AHAA) provides free and low cost legal representation to low income home purchasers.
  • Bankruptcy & Credit Program provides free legal consults and free and low cost legal representation to individuals and families struggling with financial problems and debt.
  • Homeowner Protection Program provides legal advice and representation to homeowners who are facing foreclosure, need assistance with settlement conferences, loan modifications, and other matters relating to foreclosure.
  • Wills Project provides assistance in preparing Wills, Living Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Guardianship, and guidance with other end of life issues.
  • Immigration Legal Network provides free, private, and confidential legal consultations and educational programs on various immigration issues.

Legal Advice and Information Programs:

  • The Legal Clinic Program offers free, private, and confidential consultations with experienced attorneys at local community agencies.
  • Legal Clinics for Veterans provides free consultations to veterans and active military personnel regarding civil legal issues that impact their reintegration into the community.
  • Small Business Legal Network provides free legal consultations with attorneys and educational programs on small business legal issues for those interested in starting or expanding a small business.
  • Legally Speaking Workshops offer free, custom designed education programs to community groups and organizations about many legal topics.
  • Uncontested Divorce Clinics provide assistance with the preparation and filing of the necessary documents to low income individuals who are representing themselves in a divorce matter.

Attorney Training:

Professional Training of local attorneys in exchange for pro bono work increases the availability of legal assistance in the areas of domestic violence and affordable housing.

For more information, please contact:

    Susan S. Pattenaude, Esq.
    Director of Pro Bono Services

The Legal Project
24 Aviation Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 435-1770
spattenaude@legalproject.org
www.legalproject.org

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