Background:


The New York State Bar Association’s Immigration Pro Bono Portal addresses the problem of matching attorney volunteers with organizations providing immigration legal services throughout New York State. Due to recent Executive Orders and enhanced interior enforcement of our immigration laws, there is an overall climate of uncertainty for immigrants in the United States, be they here legally or not.  This uncertainty has resulted in an increased need for legal services for this already underserved community and a rising tide of attorneys who wish to help. NYSBA’s Immigration Pro Bono Portal seeks to match volunteer attorneys with legal service providers that serve immigrant communities in an efficient manner, helping attorneys volunteer in a meaningful way while meeting legal service providers’ needs, and ultimately providing immigrant clients with effective counsel.  This project was made possible in part by a grant from The New York Bar Foundation.

Get Involved:


To register as a volunteer attorney, please complete this questionnaire.
To list your organization as a volunteer opportunity, please fill out this form.
Questions about the project?  Email: probonoportal@nysba.org

Our Team:


Kristen Wagner,
Director of Pro Bono Services
Tel.: 518-487-5640
Email: kwagner@nysba.org

Yuriy Pereyaslavskiy,
Pro Bono Immigration Fellow
Tel.:  518-487-5642
Email:  ypereyaslavskiy@nysba.org

Eunice Bencke,
Pro Bono Assistant
Tel.:  518-487-5641
Email: ebencke@nysba.org