To be eligible for free transactional legal services, an organization must be:

  • A nonprofit organization, or one seeking 501(c)(3) status, serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life through important social, civic, arts, educational, or environmental programs or services
  • Unable to pay for legal services without significant impacting resources for programs
  • Located in New York (excluding New York City), New Jersey, Connecticut, and other areas on a case-by-case basis

Please note that the Partnership does not assist individuals or for-profit organizations.

Pro Bono Partnership can assist new groups with incorporation and obtaining tax-exempt status. Pro Bono Partnership does charge a $500 fee for this service. The organization should also be prepared to pay filing fees at the state and federal level. Please visit our Emerging Nonprofits page if you would like assistance with formation.