Pro Bono Attorney Opportunities
Kate White, Access to Services Manager
LAWV actively recruits, trains and supports attorneys who wish to share their expertise with our organization and clients. Our Pro Bono Portal offers attorneys online training, the opportunity to view cases that need help, and the ability to provide LAWV with updates on pro bono cases.
There are numerous ways to provide pro bono legal services and a number of reasons attorneys enjoy volunteering. You can read some of the reasons our volunteers enjoy pro bono on this page. Below are some of the ways you can be involved:
Direct representation of clients pre-screened and referred to you through Legal Aid. We will work with you to identify clients in areas of law that interest you, and provide training, support and mentorship learning new areas of law. Commitments can be limited in scope - perhaps a single hearing for a domestic violence protective order - or more complex, depending on your needs. Additionally, all volunteer attorneys are covered by Legal Aid's malpractice insurance, and necessary litigation expenses are paid by the organization.
Pro Se Clinics
Lead seminar-style clinics that help individuals representing themselves pro se on legal matters such as divorce or bankruptcy. Help them understand the legal issues they are facing, as well as walk them through the paperwork and forms they will need to file with the court.
Other Pro Bono
If you are a licensed attorney or paralegal interested in volunteering, let us know! LAWV has staff dedicated to finding meaningful opportunities for volunteer attorneys. Whether it's participating in an "Ask A Lawyer" event in your community, or answering telephone hotlines, there are many potential ways to help.
Meet the 2020 Pro Bono Award winners!