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

The New York Bar Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Susan B. Lindenauer

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The New York Bar Foundation Honors Michael E. Getnick with President’s Award

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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 Fellows Thomas D'Antonio, Rochester (Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy, LLP) (JD7); and Stephen Jones, Rochester (@NixonPeabodyLLP) (JD7)! You are making a difference through The New York Bar Foundation--thank you!

Make a donation to the Foundation in honor of annual meeting awardees, to recognize your section chair, or in celebration of the Foundation award recipients at The honoree will receive a notification that the gift has been made in their honor! @NYSBA

We hope to see you 1/27! Join us for the Fellows Annual Assembly as we virtually celebrate partnerships; and present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Susan Lindenauer, and the President's Award to Michael Getnick. Register at @nysbafamilylaw @NYSBA

Congratulations and welcome new Fellow Paul Leclair, Rochester (Adams Leclair, LLP) (JD7)! You are making a difference through The New York Bar Foundation--thank you! @NYSBA @NYSBACOMFED

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.