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Mediation Advocacy

The EDNY offers unrepresented litigants with an opportunity to obtain a pro bono (free) attorney for the purpose of mediation in matters involving:

  • Employment discrimination;

  • Claims arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Section 1983) including but not limited to claims of false arrest, excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure, and cases involving conditions of confinement. 

If you have filed a case in the EDNY and are representing yourself, you may be eligible to participate in this program. 

For more information about this program please review the Frequently Asked Questions page.