National Pro Bono Week

Honoring Attorneys for Outstanding Pro Bono Service Assisting Low Income Individuals with Civil Legal Services 

Launched in 2009 by the American Bar Association, National Pro Bono Week affords the Association an opportunity to raise awareness about the ever-growing unmet legal needs of vulnerable persons and to encourage more attorneys to volunteer to help meet some of their diverse needs. The Association’s Department of Pro Bono Services has developed collaborative relationships with numerous not-for-profit organizations and providers on an array of projects designed to recruit and encourage more members of the profession to do the public good by doing pro bono. Each year, as we celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the New York State Bar Association is pleased to recognize the generous contributions made by members of the legal community in furtherance of access to justice.