Staten Island Legal Services welcomes members of the bar who wish to serve as pro bono counsel or co-counsel for low-income clients who otherwise would not have access to legal help. There are also opportunities to volunteer helping clients in our office. Please contact Nancy Goldhill, Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking a case on a pro bono basis or offering other assistance to Staten Island Legal Services.
Some of our current and past pro bono partners include:
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP Lahr Dillon Manzulli & Kelley Pennet PC The Center for Responsible Lending Patton Boggs LLP Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
SILS Pro Bono Attorneys
Serena Stonick of Lahr Dillon Manzulli Kelley & Penett, P.C. is a dedicated Staten Island attorney who works with SILS on a range of pro bono client matters. In 2010, Serena was awarded the NYS Bar Association President's Pro Bono Service Award for providing legal assistance and representation to SILS clients in real estate matters. Serena received a pro bono award from LS-NYC in 2011 for her ongoing legal assistance to SILS clients.
Sheila McGinn (center), LS-NYC Board member from Staten Island, received a pro bono award from LS-NYC in 2010 for her ongoing support and assistance to SILS.
In 2011, she received the NYS Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 13th Judicial District, for her extraordinary service in the launch of a new pro bono program on Staten Island: The Staten Island Civil Legal Advice and Resources Office, which provides free legal advice to people with consumer debt.