Projects Available for Pro Bono Attorneys
Legal services law firms occasionally have need for assistance with organized projects (other than direct litigation) to provide legal assistance to a group of clients. For example, these might include:
* Pro se clinics - to help mulitiple low-income clients complete forms (one-on-one)
* Amicus briefs - to support impact cases.
* Advance directives - to assist clients with documents such as health care powers of attorney and living wills
* Ad hoc client group assistance - to provide support to legal services staff when large numbers of clients are affected by an issue (e.g., natural disasters, corporate bankruptcy, etc.).
* Advisor pools - to serve as consultants to legal services staffs, particularly on speciality type areas (e.g., tax, real estate, bankruptcy).
The key to this type of pro bono service is to contact your local legal services law firm and volunteer for the types of projects for which you might consider providing pro bono service. Contact David Wormald for potential projects available and/or to be listed in the pro bono volunteer pool; or simply:
CLINIC Available for Pro bono:
Pro Se Divorce Clinics
DISCRIPTION: Volunteer attorneys are needed to conduct quarterly Pro Se Divorce Clinics in Anson County. Volunteer attorneys are asked to teach attendees to represent themselves pro se in simple divorce proceedings. Typically, attorneys answer general questions regarding NC divorce law. These clinics are sponsored by the Legal Aid-Pittsboro Office; LANC will provide the divorce packets, instructions and sample pleadings. The clinics last about one hour each. The Legal Aid-Pittsboro Office will locate a space in Anson County according to the attorney's preference. Attorneys interested in providing this service should contact Debbie Herndon (see contact information below).
CONTACT: Debbie Herndon at 919-542-0475, ext. 105; or 1-800-672-5834, ext. 105.
Pro Bono Publico (pro bo'no pub'liko)
Latin. for the public good or welfare.]
Refers to private attorneys and others who provide free (or reduced fees) representation and/or other services to low-income people.
The key to this type of pro bono service is to contact your local legal services law firm and volunteer for the types of projects for which you mightconsider providing pro bono service. Contact David Wormald for potential projects available and/or to be listed in the pro bono volunteer pool.