law students posing at a downtown office.

Professor Bernadette Gargano (far right) with law students Zarianna Peterson, Aaron Lin, and Maria Valeri, Pro Bono Recruitment Coordinator at Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Access to Justice Hybrid Clinic

More than twenty-five million Americans are denied legal assistance each year due to lack of resources. This crisis impacts individuals and families that are part of our most vulnerable populations.

Five years into its highly successful run, the School of Law’s Access to Justice Hybrid Clinic has made real strides in ensuring equal access to the justice system with the Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program.

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This course satisfies four hours of the experiential learning requirement and provides the 50-hours of pro bono service required for admission to the NYS Bar.

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Family Court Help Desk
Provides free legal advice on family court cases and petitions.
Erie County Family Court
1 Niagara Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
4th Floor (Room 428)
Monday through Friday
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Pro Se Assistance Program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

The Pro Se Assistance Program is currently available on an as needed remote basis.

716-847-0662, ext. 340
United States District Court
2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

United States District Court
100 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614