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Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is a joint effort of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. DVAP serves those who live with poverty in Dallas County. Areas of law: family, consumer, probate, wills, employment, juvenile, health, individual rights, housing, bankruptcy, and income maintenance cases.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Dallas
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Veterans
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Nonprofits, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • 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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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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