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pro bono

Because of Iowa Legal Aid's limited resources, not all who need assistance can be served by the program. Each year, 13,500 people in need of help must either be turned away or given less help than really required to resolve their legal problems.

Volunteer lawyers provide pro bono services to clients eligible for assistance who would otherwise be without the assistance of an attorney.

Your counsel is needed.

After screening for income and resource eligibility as well as type and merit of legal problem, cases are referred by Iowa Legal Aid and placed with volunteer lawyers through your local pro bono delivery program.

As a volunteer lawyer, you determine types of legal problems to consider taking and decide if you will accept a specific case referred to you for pro bono assistance.



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Select the Civil Law Practice Area for access to our law Library, featuring resources on a wide range of issues and materials.


Link to Iowa Legal Aid 2014 annual report

Emeritus Attorney status with Iowa Legal Aid

REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: HELP Legal Assistance, Forty Years of Service. A speech by Judge Robert W. Pratt, delivered on April 8, 2011 at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

CY PRES AWARDS: They Can Help Vulnerable Iowans and the Justice System.
When a cy pres award is channeled to Iowa Legal Aid, you can rest assured that the funds will be used in a manner consistent with the intent of the award

Volunteer to Assist Clients Who Will Otherwise Be Without Counsel. is working with Volunteer Lawyers Projects of Iowa Legal Aid, the Polk County Bar Association, and the Scott County Bar Association to facilitate the provision of pro bono assistance in our state.

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National Practice Areas

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

A Statewide Poverty Law Practice Serving
Low-Income Iowans

In Partnership with Legal Services Corporation