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Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas (Fort Worth)

Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills, IRS Tax Issues Restricted cases: Criminal, Immigration, Traffic Tickets, Personal Injury, Fee-generating. Acceptance criteria: Must be United States citizen or Legal Alien; meet the Income Guidelines based on family size, with case priorities, live within 114 counties in service area.

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Tarrant
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Homeless, Housing, Life Planning, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Veterans
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client intake and screening, Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Legal Research, Training
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Neil Steinkamp

Rebecca Berlow, a corporate attorney, has worked as a volunteer with The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Unit Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") clinics and has assisted the Society with disaster relief efforts, greatly improving their Access to Benefits hotline by developing a new intake system. Learn more

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