The Corporate Counsel section has a model program for corporations, information on opportunities for pro bono work, and its report adopted by the NYSBA House of Delegates 2012.
Model Pro Bono Program
Pro Bono Opportunities
Pro Bono Report
NYSBA supports the authorization of in-house counsel who are registered in New York State to provide pro bono assistance in New York as long as they are admitted in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
In June 2012, the NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section issued a report recommending amendments to state court rules that would allow in-house counsel, registered in New York, who are admitted elsewhere in the U.S. to perform pro bono services in New York. Specifically, the report urges amendments to New York's Rules of the Court of Appeals for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law, 22 NYCRR Part 522.
The NYSBA Executive Committee and NYSBA House of Delegates approved the Section's report.