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Bar Association of Norfolk County

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Adrienne Clarke
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit legal services provider

Founded in 1797, the Bar Association of Norfolk County is the oldest Bar Association in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The objectives of the Association are to further the cause of justice; to sustain and improve the law and it's administration; to insure conformity to a high standard of professional duty; to make the practice of law efficient in the administration of justice; and to promote the professional, educational, and social interests of the Bar.

Conciliation Program of the Bar Association of Norfolk County
As of July 1, 2013 the Bar Association of Norfolk County has implemented a Conciliation Program in accordance with Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1;18 (Uniform Rules on Dispute Resolution), which will provide court-connected dispute resolution services to the Probate and Family Court in Norfolk Division. Attorneys interested in this pro bono program, and seeking certification may telephone Adrienne Clarke at 617-471-9693 for further information.

Evening Legal Clinics
Funded in part by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation the Evening Legal Clinics are sponsored monthly, usually the first Tuesday of each month, free of charge to the members of the community at a courthouse in Norfolk County from the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Attorneys agree to participate on a pro bono basis by assisting the client on a one-on-one consultation. The public outreach is through newspaper advertising, radio and television advertisements, public service announcements, as well as notices posted in community service organizations.

Lawyer For A Day
The Lawyer for the Day Program is being held in the Norfolk County Probate & Family Court, Dedham. An attorney volunteers and delivers services on their scheduled day, and assists the public who arrive in court that day on any matter that may be heard in the Probate and Family Court.

Legal Inmate Assistance Program
Each week an attorney is scheduled to meet with inmates at the Norfolk County Correctional Facility for approximately four to five hours to discuss any problems or issues they may have. The pro bono panel of attorneys provides legal assistance to the inmates. If you are interested in participating, please call our office for further information.

Bar Association of Norfolk County Seminars
The Bar Association of Norfolk County sponsors free legal seminars on a continuous basis addressing all areas of the law. Some of the topics are bankruptcy, divorce proceedings, automobile insurance, criminal & registry matters to name a few. The seminars are held in courthouses in Norfolk County.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Norfolk
  • Area of law: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Family & Juvenile, Prisoners
  • Populations Served: General Public
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • 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: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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