Access to Justice Pro Bono Program, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte Office

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Katya Riasanovsky
    704-971-2584
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit Legal Services Provider

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has operated an active Pro Bono Program since its inception in 1967. Since 2002, the Pro Bono Program has been run jointly with LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte, as well as participating in joint CLE activities. Now, the joint LSSP/LANC Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Program is one of the largest in the state. 

Pro bono attorneys are needed to serve in all program areas for LSSP and LANC,Charlotte.  Register to volunteer on LSSP's website.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Mecklenburg
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Prisoners, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • 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), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Hotline staffing, Legal Research, Litigation: Impact, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Transactional work, Translate legal documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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