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General Inquiries

We welcome law firms interested in participating in our programs to let us know of the areas and jurisdictions of practice in which they offer expertise on a pro bono basis: Vance@nycbar.org.

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Specialized Services

Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Provision of Legal Services for Reporters Shield

The Vance Center and Reporters Shield are actively seeking lawyers and/or law firms with the qualifications, skills, and experience to provide legal services to clients. Reporters Shield is a membership program that defends investigative and other public interest reporting organizations worldwide from legal threats and claims meant to silence critical voices. Reporters Shield helps reduce the risk of lawsuits through training and funds legal assistance to fight lawsuits meant to intimidate and financially burden reporters (such as “strategic lawsuits against public participation,” or SLAPPs).

Through this Request for Expressions of Interest, the Vance Center and Reporters Shield invite eligible lawyers to indicate their interest in providing these services.

Prospective Staff

Open Positions

We are hiring for two open positions with our Lawyers for Reporters team:

Ongoing Opportunities

We welcome inquiries about internship, externship, and volunteer opportunities from law students, law graduates, and lawyers at any time. Email us at vance@nycbar.org and we will respond to your query as soon as possible.

NGOs

We welcome inquiries from nonprofit organizations throughout the world regarding the availability of pro bono legal advice concerning issues of international and comparative environmental, humanitarian, human rights and media law, particularly regarding climate change and natural resource sustainability, women’s, LGBTQ, children’s, disabled persons’, indigenous, human rights defenders’, atrocity victims’, and free press and privacy rights.

We cannot provide legal assistance to individuals except in exceptional circumstances and cannot respond regularly to requests for such assistance.

Please contact us at Vance@nycbar.org for any inquiries.