Volunteer Legal Services Program

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Opportunities for Volunteer Attorneys


We could not accomplish our mission without the help of dedicated attorneys who offer their service pro bono. One size does not fit all when it comes to volunteering. Therefore we offer diverse opportunities designed to fit the interests and availability of our volunteers.


Pro Bono Representation Programs


By far the most common form of pro bono service, these programs allow you to use your professional expertise to meet a variety of legal needs. The length and scope of commitment varies per case situation.

Stabilize Families in Transition

Reduced Fee Divorce Program:


Help families needing a relatively simple divorce start new lives. Cases are pre-screened for simplicity and qualifying referrals include a $250 attorney fee.



Direct Pro Bono Work:


Represent clients in a variety of family law matters. Length and type of service varies per case need.



Promote Economic Security

Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Program:


Offer a financial fresh start to clients needing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. "Up front" work is completed by law students or paralegals. By the time the case is referred, it is almost ready to file and the filing fee is in escrow.



Direct Pro Bono Work:


Represent clients in a variety of consumer/housing law matters including collections, predatory lending, and landlord-tenant issues. 


Provide Access to Justice

Direct Pro Bono Work:


Provide legal representation for low-income clients who might not otherwise have access to the legal assistance they need. Cases referred on the basis of your designated practice areas. Length and type of commitment varies per client case need.




Limited Service Programs


These short term opportunities allow you to make a big impact with a limited time commitment.



Stabilize Families in Transition

Pro Se Divorce Clinic:


Assist clients with simple divorces.



Pro Se Custody Clinic:


Provide stability for children by assisting with undisputed custody matters. 



Fatherhood Project:


Support the participation of fathers by helping them secure visitation or custody in certain circumstances. This project model is similar to the pro se custody clinic.



Trumbull County Family Law Workshops:


Lead an educational workshop for pro se litigants in a variety of family law matters.



Estate Planning Clinic:  


Review prepared estate planning documents such as wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, transfers of property as needed.



Promote Economic Security

Peace of Mind Workshop:


Protect "uncollectible" clients from harassment by explaining their status and options. Volunteers can lead an educational portion or meet individually with clients. 



Provide Access to Justice

Pro Bono Helpline:


Offer legal advice over the phone. Make referrals for additional Legal Aid services when appropriate. Flexible hours and convenience make this an ideal service opportunity.



Counsel and Advice (Outreach) Clinics:


Provide brief advice at various clinic locations. Offer guidance in matters related to your practice expertise and make referrals as appropriate.



Non-Traditional Programs


Mentoring:


Support the pro bono efforts of less experienced attorneys or those expanding their practice area.



Community Education: 


Share your legal knowledge with others by leading a CLE class or participating in a public awareness campaign.


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