Pro Bono Partnership assists qualifying nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey, and the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island in New York with their business legal needs (nonprofit organizations in the surrounding areas accepted on a case-by-case basis). To find out more about the types of legal issues we can address, please click here.
Please note, the Partnership does not assist individuals or for-profit organizations.
Below is our application for legal assistance. This application and the required documents listed below will help Pro Bono Partnership learn more about your organization and its legal needs.
Please note: Any information that you submit via this form is not protected by the attorney-client privilege. Submitting this form to the Pro Bono Partnership is not intended to create, and does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
This application is for new clients or former clients who have not received assistance from the Partnership within the past two years. If your organization has received legal services from us in the past two years, please call your local Partnership office for help with new matters.
Please complete the fields below and submit. Then please email all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax or mail all required documents to your local Pro Bono Partnership office. If you prefer, you can download a copy of the application here and either email it to email@example.com or fax or mail it to your local Partnership office with the required documents.
Special Requirements for Assistance with Incorporation/Application for Tax-Exempt Status
Although the Partnership generally does not charge for its services, there is a $500.00 non-refundable processing fee for groups seeking assistance with incorporation and/or the application for tax-exempt status. This fee is in addition to all state and federal filing fees, and is only required if your group is accepted as a client of the Partnership. Your group is also required to attend our workshop “Starting a Nonprofit: Upsides, Downsides and Alternatives” before your Request for Pro Bono Legal Assistance will be processed. If you have not attended this workshop previously, please visit the Workshop section of our website to see when the next workshop will be offered.