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Pro Bono

We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Through our innovative, award-winning pro bono program, all of our full-time attorneys provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and organizations that assist them, helping to navigate issues related to immigration, housing, women's rights, prisoners' rights, community building, and economic development, among others.

Pro Bono

Through our innovative, award-winning pro bono program, all of our full-time attorneys provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and organizations that assist them, helping to navigate issues related to immigration, housing, women's rights, prisoners' rights, community building, and economic development, among others.

In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Barclay Damon achieved 100-percent participation in its pro bono program among full-time attorneys in each of the firm's offices. This past year, attorneys completed over 3,500 hours of pro bono service valued at nearly $1 million.

Representative pro bono activities include the following:

  • The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Attorney of the Morning Program, which offers legal representation to low-income individuals facing eviction
  • The Say Yes to Education program in Buffalo, including staffing a clinic at the district’s Adult Literacy Center
  • The NYS Appellate Division Pro Bono Appeals Program, which involves preparing and filing appeals of criminal convictions
  • The Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Attorney Hot Line Program, which involves providing legal advice and counsel to low-income individuals with consumer-law related issues, including deed transfers, frozen bank accounts, name changes, probate, and tax and IRS issues
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