New York

Pro Bono Appeals Program

http://www.nysba.org/Content/NavigationMenu31/ProBonoAppealsProgram/default.htm

Who We Are

The New York State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Appeals Program provides free representation to litigants of modest means in selected appeals to the Appellate Division, Third and Fourth Judicial Departments. Litigants must make 250% or less of Federal Poverty Guidelines to be eligible for representation. Covered topics are family law, public benefits including unemployment insurance, education, housing, and health. The volunteer attorneys who handle appeals all have appellate expertise. Most volunteers are members of the NYSBA Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, which selects appeals for representation based on several factors, including the merit of the appeal, its potential impact, and whether assigned counsel is available. Staff support is provided by the Rural Law Center of New York and The Legal Project.

Pro se Appeals Manual: A Guide for Self-Represented Litigants Providing Basic Information about Civil Appeals

This program only offers representation in the appeals process. 

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Mail
Documents

Please fax, mail or email this completed form to:
Third Department applications:
Pro Bono Appeals Program
c/o Rural Law Center of New York
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Fax (800) 832-9150
info@probonoappealsny.org

Fourth Department Applications:
Pro Bono Appeals Program
c/o Worker Justice Center of New York
1187 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Fax (800) 832-9150
info@probonoappealsny.org

Information

The application for the Pro Bono Appeals Program is available at: http://www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentFileID=94224


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Albany County
  • Allegany County
  • Broome County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Cayuga County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Clinton County
  • Columbia County
  • Cortland County
  • Delaware County
  • Erie County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Genesee County
  • Greene County
  • Hamilton County
  • Herkimer County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lewis County
  • Livingston County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Niagara County
  • Oneida County
  • Onondaga County
  • Ontario County
  • Orleans County
  • Oswego County
  • Otsego County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Saint Lawrence County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
  • Schuyler County
  • Seneca County
  • Steuben County
  • Sullivan County
  • Tompkins County
  • Ulster County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Wyoming County
  • Yates County
Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
250
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
NO
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
NO
Eligibility Restrictions

The Program offers representation only in appeals involving education, family stability, health, housing, personal safety, public benefits and subsistence income.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
Description of Services

The Program offers representation only in appeals involving education, family stability, health, housing, personal safety, public benefits and subsistence income.

General Contact Information

Address
Pro Bono Appeals Program
90 State Street (map)
c/o Rural Law Center of NY, Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Phone
(518) 591-4638
Website
http://www.nysba.org/Content/NavigationMenu31/ProBonoAppealsProgram/default.htm
Email
Last Review and Update: Mar 04, 2013