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St. Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    651 645 2824

The Project is a domestic violence agency that finds pro bono attorneys and legal aid services to aid victims in protective orders, custody and divorce. Our agency provides a 24 hour crisis line, and we attend every court hearing in both family and the criminial court. We train St. Paul Police, 911 operators, judges and pro bono attorneys.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Minnesota
  • Area of law: Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Child protection, Civil protection orders: Initial proceeding, Children/Youth, Criminal justice (e.g., victim compensation), Elder abuse, immigration (vowa petitions)
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, HIV, Immigrants, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed, Homeless, Human trafficking, Incarcerated, Limited English Proficient
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese, karen
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: A background check and basic DV training are required.
  • 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: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Other Project Types: immigration
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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