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.
The EDNY ADR program offers unrepresented litigants the opportunity to obtain pro bono legal representation for the purpose of mediation in matters of employment discrimination and matters arising under Section 1983.
Most mediations take place in one day, however, if no settlement is reached during the first session, but all parties believe settlement is possible, a second session may be scheduled. If a settlement is not reached, the pro bono attorney has no obligation to stay on as counsel for the remainder of the case.