Volunteering has been important to Zak for most of his life. As a law student, he started applying his legal skills by working with a community economic development law clinic and organizing a symposium on human trafficking.
More recently, he has volunteered with the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyer’s Project to represent homeowner’s facing foreclosure and with the Pro Bono Partnership serving a range of tri-state non-profit entities.. He has provided free legal counseling to artists and arts organizations at pro bono clinics organized by the New York State Bar Association, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Dramatists Guild.
Zak has worked directly with many organizations in his community, including an outreach program serving a needy community, a community garden program teaching middle-schoolers to grow their own produce, a food pantry providing healthy nourishment to its community’s neediest neighbors, an animal welfare group, and a farm committed to making fresh produce available in South Bronx and Harlem.