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AABANY's Ongoing Pro Bono Projects

AABANY's Monthly Pro Bono Advice and Referral Clinic

Through its Pro Bono & Community Service Committee, AABANY conducts a monthly free legal advice and referral clinic at 

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York
3 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. 

Those needing legal assistance should bring all documents pertaining to their legal issues to the clinic location, no earlier than 6:00 PM on the given day.

Since the inauguration of this monthly pro bono clinic in 2015, hundreds of low-income community members have received thoughtful advice and appropriate legal referral from AABANY members. Click on the below to see:

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Attorney volunteers do not need to be specialists or have expertise in a specific area of law. Attorney volunteers will only be rendering legal advice and will not take on any legal representation. All volunteers must be AABANY members for professional liability coverage purposes. Volunteers may sign up here to become an AABANY member or can do so at the Pro Bono Clinic.

Volunteers - attorneys and interpreters - should bring open ears, patience, and compassion. All volunteers should arrive by 6:15 PM and will be given an orientation before the start of the clinic. Attorneys and interpreters interested in volunteering for the Pro Bono Clinic should contact Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-chair Asako Alba at

We thank each and every volunteer attorney, interpreter and translator who has participated in these clinics. Every volunteer receives a by-name shout-out in our Weekly Announcements. 

If you have any questions about the Monthy Pro Bono Advice and Referral Clinic or another pro bono activities and services, please contact Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-chairs Karen Kithan Yau at or Pauline Yeung-Ha at

Volunteer Opportunities for Lawyers

We commend your giving spirit and want to support your endeavors to better the community while honing your skills as a lawyer. If you would like to be added to our roster of potential volunteers, please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can also reach out to our Government Service & Public Interest Committee and our Pro Bono & Community Service Committee


Community Resources (Not AABANY Related)

If you are in need of urgent legal assistance, please refer to the following community resources.

General Legal Assistance

  • Law Help NY provides a hotline list for those seeking help with legal issues in New York.
  • The Legal Aid Society of New York provides legal assistance to low income families and individuals in a variety of matters and acts as the Public Defender in New York City.
  • The New York City Bar Association provides a legal referral service for those who are able to pay their attorneys.

Topical Legal Assistance

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