Attorney Volunteers

NLS VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PROGRAM

The Volunteer Attorney Program (VAP) of Neighborhood Legal Services offers attorneys a chance to volunteer their time and expertise.  No experience in the particular field is necessary and we will train you in the area you volunteer.

HELP AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT

NLS is looking for attorneys to assist with individual clients on an as-needed basis.

ATTORNEY OF THE MORNING PROGRAM

NLS staffs an Attorney of the Morning Program (AMP) at Buffalo City Court and Niagara Falls City Court to assist low-income tenants facing eviction.  Buffalo City Court AMP is Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Niagara Falls City Court dates vary.  If you are interested in volunteering for our AMP program(s),

VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY GUIDELINES

Volunteers must be attorneys licensed to practice law in New York State, and in good standing with the Office of Court Administration (OCA).   Volunteers must immediately notify NLS of any changes in their status.

Attorneys who register with NLS and are in good standing with OCA are covered under the NLS malpractice insurance policy for the NLS cases they accept.

In order to participate with NLS, you agree to:

·        Represent clients referred by NLS and in accordance with the New York State Rules of Professional Conduct;

·        Respond to periodic requests for updates by NLS;

·        Complete all required NLS forms;

·        Notify NLS upon completion of a matter, including the amount of time spent and the tasks completed;

·        Notify NLS of any changes to the attorney’s contact information or areas of interest.

TO VOLUNTEER

Please contact Sandy Fudala, at sfudala@nls.org or (716) 847-0650 ext 212.

BATAVIA OFFICE

45 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
(Tel) 585.343.5450
(Fax) 585.343.5503
Serving Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties

BUFFALO OFFICE

237 Main Street, Ste. 400
Buffalo, NY 14203
(Tel) 716.847.0650
(Fax) 716.847.0227
(TDD) 716.847.1322
Serving Erie County

NIAGARA FALLS OFFICE

225 Old Falls Street 3rd Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
(Tel) 716.284.8831
(Fax) 716.284.8040
Serving Niagara County

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