Volunteer Opportunities

LawNY® has a variety of ways to get involved. Whether you are an undergraduate student or graduate interested in learning more about the law, a NYS law school graduate looking to fulfill the 50-hour pro bono requirement for bar admission, or an experienced attorney wanting to do pro bono work, LawNY® has a whole range of opportunities available!

LawNY® values contributions from volunteers and pro bono attorneys, which help to expand our capacity and increase the services offered and the number of clients we are able to assist within our 14-county service area.

Our downtown Rochester office is currently seeking to host a candidate for an 18-month Soros Fellowship beginning between July and November 2020 with a focus on reentry and post-incarceration issues. Please spread the word about this great opportunity!


Examples of opportunities that are regularly available:  

Undergraduate Internships

AmeriCorps JD Internships

NYS 50-Hour Requirement Pro Bono Volunteers

Cornell Law School Oaklander Fellowships

Summer Internships for Law Students

Attorney Emeritus Volunteers

Transactional Work/Pleadings

Legal Document Drafting and Review

Clinic Assistance


We are currently seeking volunteer attorneys for our clinics. Please scroll down to view the variety of clinics we offer and let us know if you would like to be involved!

Uncontested Divorce Clinics

Name/Gender Change Clinics

Wills/Estates Clinics

And more!

LawNY® offers flexible in-person or remote volunteer opportunities, which makes it easy to volunteer around your schedule. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our short volunteer form found here, contact the LawNY® Pro Bono Team, or send an email to the team at doprobono@lawny.org. If you have additional questions about any of our volunteer opportunities, please call Kelly McGovern, Director of Pro Bono Affairs, at 585-295-5613. Thank you!


LawNY® is in partnership with the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. If you are a Monroe County attorney please contact VLSP at 585-232-3051 or visit https://www.vlsprochester.org/




"Working at LawNY® was a fantastic opportunity. I learned so much and met so many incredible people! All of the attorneys and staff were very approachable and willing to teach me what they knew. I really felt like I was a part of the team and contributing in a meaningful way. I was so sad to see the summer end! Not only did I meet so many great people, but I also got to experience many of the different practice areas that LawNY® represents clients in. I am so happy that I got such a varied and educational experience!" -Cassandra Foley, Summer 2016 Intern in Bath 



"LawNY® provided me with a wonderful opportunity this summer. I learned so much from all of the incredible attorneys, paralegals, support staff, and other interns. Most importantly I learned a lot about myself. I confirmed my commitment to public interest work and helping disadvantaged individuals. I received exposure to a wide range of practice areas. I was also able to supplement my work within the office by attending several outreach programs such as Valor Day, and REOC. I know I made the right choice by choosing to intern at LawNY®. "  

- Jessica Simon, Summer 2016 Intern in Rochester



Pro Bono Attorney Recognized for Outstanding Service



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