Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) gives legal help without attorney fees to people with low income and limited savings and assets. SEOLS can also serve organizations of low-income people. SEOLS receives its funding from the federal and state governments and other sources. SEOLS offers several pro bono opportunities to individuals looking to make a contribution to the community around them.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Fayette, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington
  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxes
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: SEOLS offers free training to pro bono attorneys; many times these trainings are available for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Staff attorneys at SEOLS are also available as mentors and provide general guidance and consultation to pro bono attorneys.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • 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), Legal Research, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Transactional work
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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