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Nassau County Volunteer Lawyers Project

The Nassau County Volunteer Lawyers Project co-sponsored by the Bar Association of Nassau County and Nassau/Suffolk Law Services provides an opportunity for attorneys to fulfill their professional obligations for pro bono work. The VLP staff screens clients for eligibility, identifies the legal issues of each case, and refers clients to appropriate counsel. At the conclusion of a case the pro bono attorney can obtain CLE Credit as well as a voucher for a free seminar at the Suffolk Academy of Law.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Nassau
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Polish, Russian, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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