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Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Arlington Office

The mission of Legal Services of Northern Virginia is to provide legal services to low-income, elderly or disabled individuals, who, without legal assistance, face the loss or deprivation of a critical human need - food, shelter, medical care, income, family stability, or personal safety. LSNV seeks to provide equal access to the civil justice system for those residents of the City of Alexandria, the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities and towns adjacent to those counties, who are unable to afford private legal counsel. For Pro Bono Opportunities see: www.lsnv.org/probono.html
  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Arlington, Falls Church City
  • Area of law: Consumer, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits, Bankruptcies, Hotlines, Deed Preparation, Will Preparation, Power of Attorney, Advance Directive
  • Populations Served: Elderly, HIV, Low Income, Those with mental or physical disabilities
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: French, Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: 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

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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