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Fair Employment Project, Inc.

Fair Employment Project is a tax-exempt non-profit organization of attorneys, law students and worker advocates whose mission is to reduce violations of employment civil rights. FEP counsels Massachusetts workers of limited means about their rights on the job and the legal process. We collaborate with other organizations to provide affordable representation or other services, when possible. We offer appropriate assistance to self-represented litigants.  We offer meetings in Cambridge and Boston.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Suffolk
  • Area of law: Employment
  • Populations Served: Communities of Color, General Public, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed, Massachusetts workers with legal questions/problems/cases
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish, Spanish-speakers especially; occasional need for those who speak Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Most volunteers work some part of 1 or 2 days; hours flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Employment law experience helpful, but not required. FEP hosts students and attorneys of all experience levels. Spanish fluency/proficiency preferred, but not required.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Other Case Load Requirements: None
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Hotline staffing, Legal Research, Prepare legal education materials, Translate legal documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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