New Attorney Orientations
To volunteer at our clinics or take a case from our case list, VLA requires that attorneys attend a short orientation. At the orientation, important information about VLA’s programs, requirements for volunteers and our administrative procedures will be covered.
All orientations take place
at VLA Auditorium:
One East 53rd Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10022 – See map below
Attorney orientations are
conducted by VLA Staff.
Please note the following requirements for all attorneys performing volunteer work through VLA:
• All volunteer attorneys MUST be covered by their own or their employer’s legal malpractice insurance policy for volunteer work performed through VLA.
• Attorneys who have have been admitted to practice for less than 3 years must have a supervising attorney who has been admitted to practice for longer than 3 years. Volunteers are responsible for securing their own supervising attorney.
Monday, January 23, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, March 20, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, May 22, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, June 26, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, July 24, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, August 28, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Receive CLE credit for pro bono work
VLA is approved to provide CLE credit to attorneys who provide pro bono legal services through our organization. Eligible pro bono activity is limited to legal services performed within New York State to clients unable to afford counsel, and is not available to attorneys volunteering at a clinic. CLE credit is not available to volunteer attorneys assisting to incorporate and seek tax-exempt status for arts and cultural organizations. Newly admitted New York attorneys may earn pro bono CLE credit solely for the purpose of carrying over pro bono CLE credit to the following biennial reporting cycle in partial fulfillment of the requirement for experienced attorneys.
Credit for pro bono legal services shall be awarded in the following ratio: one (1) CLE hour for every 120 minutes of eligible pro bono legal service. A maximum of ten (10) pro bono CLE credit hours may be earned during any biennial reporting cycle.
For additional information about this program, contact VLA staff attorney at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: +1.212.319.2787, ext.1