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Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Saint Johns
  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Emergency Assistance, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Military/Veterans, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish, JALA serves a large and diverse immigrant population. Multi-lingual attorneys are needed in a variety of volunteer capacities including case representation and brochure translators.
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: Title of CLE Course/ Presenter Driver's License Reinstatement, Satasha Williston, Esq. Naturalization, Maria Aguila, Esq. and Ericka Curran, Esq. Temporary Relative Custody, Donald Robinson, Esq. Basic Probate, Rebeccah Beller, Esq. Wills and Advance Directives, Rebeccah Beller, Esq. Guardianship, Rebecca Beller, Esq. Sealing and Expunging Arrest Records, David Barksdale, Esq. JALACARE Instructor Training, April Charney, Esq.
  • 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: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Jellisa Joseph, Esq.,
Closing the Gap 

Ms. Joseph is a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Closing the Gap program. She began volunteering with Closing the Gap at the commencement of this year and has assisted unrepresented litigants almost each month thereafter. Read More

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