NY boosts program giving groups free legal help

December 3, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A program that helps nonprofit organizations get legal help is being expanded in New York.

The program called "Charity Corps" is a collaboration between the state Bar Association and Attorney General's office.

It matches volunteer lawyers to organizations that need help in areas including corporate law, governance and fundraising.

In its first year, the lawyers have helped 56 nonprofits. The program says the goal is to expand that to 100 more organizations next year.

Interested nonprofits must apply by Jan. 15. Information is available on Charity Corps' website.

 

Associated Press 2012