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Community Legal Aid/Volunteer Lawyers Service

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Patricia Walsh-Ollari 413-686-9034 or Carmen Gonzalez 413-781-7814 x5110
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit legal services provider

Community Legal Aid is the civil legal aid provider for low income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties). CLA also coordinates the Volunteer Lawyers Service, the largest pro bono referral organization in central and western Massachusetts.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester
  • Area of law: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrants, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Torture survivors, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law school clinic, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • 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), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Other Project Types: Lawyer for the Day/Family Court
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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