Fill 271 Created with Sketch.

New Leadership Program

Join our network of young professionals working to help us protect and defend the rights of New Yorkers.

Making the case for humanity

Our New Leadership Program (NLP) engages the next generation of young professionals through networking, volunteering, and fundraising events.

Issue-Oriented Events

The New Leadership Program hosts panel discussions, workshops, and CLE trainings that highlight current events and issues that stand to have a serious impact on our clients and work at The Legal Aid Society.

Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Clients

NLP volunteers offer resume counseling and advice to help our clients regain employment. By working one-on-one with clients to improve resumes, navigate online search tools, and hone interview skills, volunteers make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need.

The Legal Aid Society is always looking for new law firm and corporate partners to host workshops to expand our reach to more New Yorkers.


The 6th annual NLP Winter Benefit

The Winter Benefit is the premier social event of the New Leadership Program, a dynamic group of accomplished young professionals from across the city who support us and our mission through advocacy, volunteer work, and fundraising. Tickets are on sale now.

Check out photos from last year’s Winter Benefit below:

Over 140 young professionals attended the 5th Annual NLP Winter Benefit.

Deputy Director of Development, Matt Hanifin, and NLP Board members Caroline Pignatelli (Cooley LLP) and Ben Bleiberg (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)



Anna Volpe, accompanied by Spencer Gallop

Grammy nominee, Tracy Bonham, performs

Join the Next Generation of Leaders

Passionate about our mission to fill the access-to-justice gap in NYC? Send us an email to learn more about the New Leadership Program and how you can get involved.

Contact Us