Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid- QLSP

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Lori Bashor-Saranick

This program provides advice, brief services and potential full representation for clients whose income is at 125% to 200% of poverty level. Clients are referred to the program for attorney advice and services through Northwest Justice Project's CLEAR hotline.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum
  • Area of law: Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Foreclosure, Housing, Wills, guardianship, employment, predatory lending, SSI, tort defense, licensing. We do not provide services for Juvenile, Public Benefits, Bankruptcy, Taxes or Licensing except only when needing a driver's license to get to work.
  • Populations Served: Low Income, Working poor and unemployed, Anyone who qualifies in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum within our case criteria
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: The program generally presents one CLE per year, providing volunteers with the 2 hours of CLE credit required to access the additional 4 credits/year for doing pro bono work (pursuant to CLE regulations). Additional CLE programs may be provided as well. All are free to volunteers.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: See above.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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