The New York State Bar Association announced it is ready, in conjunction with the court system, to launch a pro bono network Monday, inviting lawyers all over the state to help respond to a surge in legal needs related to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the economy.

Organizational efforts must begin now, NYSBA President Henry M. “Hank” Greenberg said so that lawyers are ready and able to help when the economy begins to restart and the courts move back to full operations. The “pent-up demand” for legal services will be enormous, he said.

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