Volunteer Opportunities: Pro Bono
PRO BONO WITH LEGAL AID: HOW YOU CAN HELP
year, Legal Aid receives thousands of requests for legal services.
Although our attorneys represent several hundred of these clients
and provide brief assistance to several hundred more, there are
many individuals and families who we regretfully must turn away because
we donít have the resources to serve everyone in need. Thatís
where you come in Ö
Aidís Pro Bono Referral Program refers cases to attorneys working in
private practice and government. The matters initially are
screened by Legal Aid staff. An experienced Legal Aid attorney is
assigned as a mentor for each matter referred and is available to answer
questions, provide sample pleadings, discuss relevant case law and
strategy, and provide ongoing guidance as the case moves forward.
If you accept a case referred from Legal Aid, you could:
Please click a link below to read about the experiences of these pro bono attorneys in their own words on our blog, Making Justice Real:
Prevent a family from being evicted
Secure a tenantís rights to safe and well-maintained housing
Help a survivor of domestic violence secure a child custody or support order
Obtain benefits and health care for someone who can no longer work due to disability
Preserve home ownership for a family facing foreclosure
Achieve justice for an individual or family in our community living in poverty
In addition to the first-hand accounts above, you can read more about some recent pro bono successes
and about Warren T. Allen, II, Nicole L. Grimm, and Luke A. Meisner,
our 2013 Klepper Prize for Volunteer Excellence Honorees, and our 2012
Honoree Jonathan G. Lin.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Contact Jodi Feldman, Director of Pro Bono and Intake Programs, at (202) 661-5965 or email@example.com, for more information about our Pro Bono Referral Program and current pro bono opportunities.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
attorneys and others assist Legal Aid in a variety of ways beyond our
Pro Bono Referral Program. If you are interested in exploring volunteer
opportunities beyond the Pro Bono Referral Program, please contact Jodi
Feldman, Director of Pro Bono and Intake Programs, at (202) 628-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.