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Bridgeport’s Center for Family Justice to debut state’s first legal...

New endeavor to help nonprofit in efforts to bring stability and self-sufficiency to violence victims.

Pace embraces community law

A year-old program helps working poor in need of legal help.

CBA offering free insurance advice for Sandy victims

CBA attorneys, working on a pro bono basis, will attempt to respond to inquiries within 24 hours to help Hurricane Sandy victims navigate the claims process easier.

Court of Appeals adopts pro bono requirement

Prospective lawyers will now be required to complete 50 hours of pro bono, or volunteer, legal work prior to being eligible to practice law in New York state.

Cuomo calls for better access to legal services for elderly, disabled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership Sept. 12 between the state Office for the Aging, the state Office of Court Administration and the New York State Bar Association to better provide affordable legal services to seniors and those with disabilities.

Pro bono requirement needs details but garners support

The state’s chief justice says prospective lawyers will now be required to complete 50 hours of pro bono work before being licensed in New York.