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Working for Fairness

Volunteer Lawyers Projects in Iowa rely on the pro bono assistance of attorneys in private, government, and corporate practice to help provide equal access to justice to low-income Iowans. Opportunities to participate in volunteer lawyers projects around the state include:

  • Accepting referrals on behalf of eligible clients (always with the prior approval of the attorney)
  • Assisting with intake at Iowa Legal Aid offices 
  • Taking part in Continuing Legal Education Seminars on poverty law issues 
  • Contributing materials to
  • Assisting pro bono clients at advice clinics and pro bono mediations 
  • Handling contested domestic abuse cases filed under Chapter 236 
  • Serving as an Emeritus Attorney (more information can be found here)

Link to pro bono registration formFor information on pro bono projects of Iowa Legal Aid, the Polk County Bar Association, and the Scott and Clinton County Bar Associations, select the name of the project in the right column for details. You may also click the blue box above for a pro bono registration form to sign up as a volunteer lawyer. Your information will be forwarded to the appropriate pro bono program.

Please note that all positions may not be available at all times or locations nearest you. For example, a particular position may have been filled or we may have limited capacity to engage volunteers with certain types of skills. Even though we cannot guarantee a placement to every prospective volunteer, we will do our best to match the applicants’ skills and interests with our present needs.

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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

A Statewide Poverty Law Practice Serving
Low-Income Iowans

In Partnership with Legal Services Corporation