President's Committee on Access to Justice is charged to consider and implement
methods for enhancing access by the indigent to the civil legal system. Among other things, this
Committee shall encourage lawyers to provide more legal services to the poor, pro bono publico, and shall work to obtain adequate funding for programs designed
to assure that the poor have access to civil justice, as outlined in the State
Bar Plan, adopted October 26, 1989 by the NYSBA House of Delegates. The Committee shall accomplish these objectives through all
necessary and appropriate means, including cooperation with local bar
associations and other public and private associations and agencies.
Principles of Leadership
and Diversity for New York's Legal Services Community
Civil legal service providers want to ensure that diversity and inclusion are a
priority in how we conduct business, practice law and connect with our
communities. Please read more here about the important and valued principles
and goals of diversity from New York's civil legal service providers.