Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Project
To Volunteer, Contact:
215 E. Ninth Street200Cincinnati, OH 45202
- Map: maps.google.com
- Phone: 513-241-9400
- Fax: 513-241-6061
- Website: http://www.vlpcincinnati.org
The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides high quality legal services to low-income citizens in seven southwest Ohio counties: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren. The VLP recruits private attorneys to handle at least two pro bono cases each year. Cases handled by Volunteer Lawyers are common to a general civil practice and may require anything from one hour of work to full-scale representation.
While the largest percentage of VLP cases involves family law issues, the VLP refers cases across the spectrum of civil legal matters, including housing, estate, consumer and immigration-related problems.
- County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren
- Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Veterans, Domestic Violence, Adoption, Guardianship
- Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
- Training Provided: No
- Training Required: No
- CLE credit for trainings: Yes
- Training / Supervision Comments: The VLP will periodically offer free CLE Programs to volunteer attorneys who accept two or more case referrals from the VLP in a given calendar year. The CLE topics generally address issues that arise in the course of VLP work.
- CLE credit for pro bono: No
- Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
- Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
- Volunteers may participate long-distance: No