Puerto Rico Legal Services, Inc.

Legal Services of Puerto Rico, Inc. ("RPLS") is a private non-profit organization that provides free legal representation and guidance to the country's poor who qualify in cases of civil nature. Founded in 1966, Legal Services provides access to justice to a large segment of the Puerto Rican population: nearly half of citizens who can not afford the services of a private attorney.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Puerto Rico
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Housing, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Veterans
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • 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
  • 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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