Mercy House Legal Check-up Pro Bono Program

This program provides comprehensive legal check-ups to families who are learning self-sufficiency skills at the Mercy House shelter in Harrisonburg. An attorney from the team of pro bono attorneys meets with a new Mercy House family to review a checklist of potential legal issues that may need to be resolved in order for the family to be able to regain its self-sufficiency. As legal problems are identified, those issues can then be referred to other pro bono attorneys through BRLS' Pro Bono Referral Program.
  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Harrisonburg City, Rockingham
  • Area of law: Consumer, Criminal Appeals, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Working poor and unemployed, Mercy House residents
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects
  • Need for non-English services: 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: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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