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Casa Myrna Vasquez Legal Advocacy Program

Casa Myrna is committed to providing a comprehensive range of solutions that meet the individual needs of each survivor and child. All supportive services are free of cost and available in both English and Spanish. 

Legal Advocacy Program

The Legal Advocacy Program seeks to address the unmet legal needs of victims of domestic violence who, due to linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers, would not be able to access representation through normal channels. Initially established to provide emergency legal services, the program has expanded its capacity to include critically needed full representation in Probate and Family Court matters. Casa Myrna is one of the few programs in Massachusetts to provide clients with representation beyond the initial restraining order hearing, and provides ongoing comprehensive family law representation, as well as a Legal HelpLine.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Suffolk
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Domestic violence
  • Populations Served: Domestic Violence Victims
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: All direct service volunteers are required to complete Casa Myrna‚Äôs 35-hour comprehensive domestic violence training (offered in the Fall and Spring).
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Other Case Load Requirements: Commitment of at least one year of volunteer service
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Hotline staffing, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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