Volunteer Programs

CAL partners with the law firms of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, White & Case and DLA Piper in maintaining a pro bono volunteer program.  Under the supervision of a CAL attorney and a law firm liaison at each firm, associates brief and argue cases in the Appellate Division, First Department.  Under CAL's aegis, each associate selects issues and plans briefing strategies. The associate writes the brief under close supervision, and later orally argues the case after thorough preparation.  The program provides associates with an opportunity to brief and argue cases of their own, and offers CAL attorneys an opportunity to share their expertise and perspective with lawyers who might never otherwise be exposed to the practice of criminal law for indigent defendants.

Jan Hoth coordinates CAL's pro bono volunteer program.  Please contact her at jhoth@cfal.org for further information.