Improving Access to Justice, Advancing the Rule of Law

As a philanthropic organization we recognize the importance of the law to ensure access to justice for everyone. We provide grants to facilitate financial support for life changing programs and to encourage professionals to improve access to justice and advance the rule of law.

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You Make A Difference

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Foundation Grants Help those with Disabilities through Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

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Lesley Rosenthal, President

Just Female: A Global and Local View of Women and Access to Justice

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Foundation Adopts Report “Racial Justice and the Rule of Law: A Call to Action”

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Welcome 2020 Fellows

The Foundation welcomes new Fellows for 2020.

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About The New York Bar Foundation

Since 1950, we’ve worked to improve the New York State justice system and better serve individuals and communities. By supporting educational programs, facilitating the delivery of legal services for those who need it most, and furthering the public’s understanding of the law, your contributions are creating a better, more stable society through a more equitable legal system for everyone.

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Connect With Fellows

The Fellows of the New York Bar Foundation are members of the bench and bar recognized for outstanding professional achievement, dedication to the legal profession, and commitment to the Rule of Law.

Each Fellow makes a commitment to financially support the goals and objectives of The Foundation through charitable contributions. Fellows also assist the Board in identifying potential grant projects and other causes that may benefit from The Foundation’s assistance.

Fellows of the Foundation

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Grants & Scholarships

Grants are one of the most effective ways for you to have a direct impact on society. We award grants to legal service offices, bar associations, and non-profit groups to provide pro-bono resources for those who need it most, fund educational programs, and advance diversity initiatives.

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TNYBF Happenings

Congratulations and welcome new Fellow Lydia A. Milone, White Plains (Bodnar Milone LLP) (JD9). You are making a difference to those in need of legal services. Thank you! [email protected] [email protected]

Congratulations and welcome new Fellows Amy Knussman, Saratoga (JD4); David Abeshouse, Uniondale (JD10); and Thomas Pitegoff, New York City (JD1). You are making a difference through the Foundation. Thank you! @NYSBA

Thank you Paul Rosenberg for Valentine's gift in honor of Allison Rosenberg! By participating in our campaign at you're helping families in need of legal services.

and justice challenges, I am thankful for being part of the NY Bar and the education and experience I obtained when studying in the States. Hope the world can be a better place with all of us who care for each other.

Join Us in Supporting the Cause

With the help of our generous community of individuals, law firms, and corporations, we’ve been able to have life-changing impacts on our State’s citizens. You can join us in this important work.