Through the Attorney Emeritus Program, New York attorneys fifty-five years of age or older, both retired and still practicing, give back to their communities and to the courts through pro bono service. These attorneys have earned the status of Attorney Emeritus under the New York State Unified Court System, and their experience, guidance, and service benefit over 1.8 million pro se litigants, to the relief of both low-income individuals in the community and the court system itself. To become an Attorney Emeritus, you must have at least 10 years of experience, be in good standing as an attorney, and commit to a minimum of 60 hours of pro bono service. By working through Attorney Emeritus Program providers, Emeritus Attorneys can earn up to 15 CLE credits, and legal malpractice insurance is provided through the legal service organization for which they volunteer. Emeritus Attorneys empower their communities in a variety of ways, from legal assistance and information to providing full representation.
Enroll to become an Attorney Emeritus at anytime, or opt to do so the next time you receive your attorney registration form! Click the link above to apply, or for more information.