US District Court • Southern District of New York

Attorney Pro Bono Training

Pro Bono Services

The Standard Governing the Appointment of Counsel

Mediation in Pro Se Employment Discrimination Cases

FAQ's About Representing a Pro Se Litigant

Pro Bono CLE



Most pro se cases raise constitutional or civil rights claims. Many pro se litigants need pro bono lawyers to depose parties or try the case. Periodically, the Court will host training sessions on legal or procedural issues that are common in pro se cases. These training sessions may also address the unique obstacles that lawyers face when representing an individual who is incarcerated. The training sessions are conducted by district judges, magistrate judges, and experienced lawyers who work in the relevant areas of law.

The annual Trial Advocacy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers will take place on May 14, 2019. This event is cosponsored by the Federal Bar Council. Registration is on the Federal Bar Council's website.

The Office of Pro Se Litigation is currently organizing the following training sessions for 2013.

Registration for the January 11, 2013 Trial Advocacy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers is now closed. If you register now, your name will be added to our wait list, and we will contact you only if space becomes available.