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Helping Your Community
Monday March 30 2020


Volunteering at the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is a great way to make a difference in the lives of low-income people, seniors, victims of violence and others who can’t afford legal help when they need it most. Volunteer lawyers, law students, recent law graduates, paralegals, college and high school students, and many other community volunteers have helped us to meet our clients’ needs, even as government funding for civil legal services continues to decline.

If you are interested in a career in the legal field, volunteering with us is also a great way to get legal experience.

We are always in need of:

  • Volunteer lawyers to take pro bono cases or help with legal clinics
  • Volunteers to assist with legal research, case development and special projects
  • Volunteers to answer phones or help with clerical work
  • Volunteers able to help with computer maintenance and computer training

Volunteer Lawyers

If you are a lawyer and would like to do pro bono work, please contact our pro bono staff:

Arlene Sanders (Pro Bono Managing Attorney) (607) 231-5949

Pam MacLaren (Binghamton office) (607) 231-5925
Jim Guilford (Syracuse office) (315) 703-6617
Renee Kolwaite (Utica office) (315) 793-7061

Pro bono lawyers from throughout our 13-county service area are welcome. We provide free CLE credit in exchange for pro bono hours.

Non-Lawyer Volunteers

Contact our Executive Director, Paul J. Lupia, at:

268 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
(315) 793-7077 (phone)
(315) 732-3202 (fax)

OR contact a local Managing Attorney:

Alice Decker (Binghamton office) (607) 231-5900
Dan Altwarg (Syracuse office) (315) 475-3127
Cindy Domingue-Hendrickson (Utica office) (315) 793-7033
Terry Whelan (Watertown office) (315) 788-2072
Charlotte Sibley (New Paltz Office/Farmworker Law Project) (845) 256-9096

LSC's support for this website is limited to those activities that are consistent with LSC restrictions.
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