Do Pro Bono

The City Bar Justice Center is a longtime leader in providing pro bono legal services in NYC, from spearheading the legal response to 9/11 to developing innovative solutions to the emerging legal needs of low-income New Yorkers today. We match over 1,100 pro bono attorneys with clinics and cases each year across a wide range of matters including immigration, bankruptcy, end of life planning, veterans disability, homelessness, micro-entrepreneurship, and homeownership preservation.

Kurt M. Denk

Pro Bono Counsel

Kurt M. Denk has been the City Bar Justice Center’s Pro Bono Counsel since March 2018, serving as a liaison to law firms, corporate in-house counsel, and individual attorneys to support and staff pro bono cases and clinics originating from the Justice Center’s dozen projects serving low-income New Yorkers.  He also maintains an active practice docket, and develops pro bono-oriented CLEs, publications, trainings, outreach opportunities, and new legal services projects. Mr. Denk previously worked as a general civil and complex commercial litigator at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he maintained a diverse pro bono practice while representing domestic and international clients in state and federal court, before domestic and international arbitration tribunals, and before the National Advertising Division.  A graduate of Georgetown University and of the University of California, Berkeley Law School, Mr. Denk clerked for Judge Maryanne Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was a visiting assistant professor at Boston College Law School before joining Kramer Levin.

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