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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' North Shore Pro Bono Project

The purpose of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' North Shore Pro Bono Project is to provide free legal services in various civil matters to low-income residents of both St. Tammany and Washington Parishes who qualify.

Whether you are a seasoned attorney actively engaged in the practice of law, a newly admitted or young lawyer interested in gaining experience, or a retired attorney looking to stay involved, volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to serve the poor and improve the general welfare of our community.

You can volunteer to be a pro bono lawyer, to be a pro bono curator, or to be a pro bono attorney mentor to another volunteer lawyer.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Saint Tammany, Washington
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Life Planning, Taxes
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • 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: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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