DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

From its inception, DVLF was founded to serve the indigent community in DeKalb County by providing free access to legal services in a number of different practice areas.

Clients must qualify based on their income and case type, which must fall within the Foundation's set guidelines. The Foundation does not provide service for any clients who can afford a private attorney. Additionally, the Foundation has residency requirements. The Foundation does not offer specific legal advice; rather, if a client falls within the income guidelines and case restrictions, the Foundation will attempt to place the client's case with a volunteer attorney. The Foundation cannot guarantee representation to any client, because it depends on volunteer attorneys to handle the cases.



  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Dekalb
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Life Planning
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Low Income, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • 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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