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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During 2020, we were proud to partner with the ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project and Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc., along with the volunteer attorneys listed below:

Copeland, Jessica
Feinstein, Joshua
Fleming, Andy
Galvin, Jody
Graber, Tim
Hapeman, Scott
Heary, Bob
Hemenway, Amy
Hoover, Tim
Horn, John
Kearney, Kevin
Knoer, Bob
Lucinski, Ryan
Melber, Brian
Mendolera, Lauren
Morton, Melissa
Oppenheimer, Randy
Perley, Mike
Personius, Rod
Poch, Lisa - two shifts
Richmond, Anna Marie
Schaeffer, Dennis

Thank you for your commitment to the Access to Justice Hybrid Clinic and the Pro Se Assistance Program in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York!