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Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center

The award-winning Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center provides a number of opportunities for pro bono service. The program, supported by the Fairfax Law Foundation and the Fairfax Bar Association, provides civil legal services to poverty and indigent clients, as well as local nonprofits. The Pro Bono Program offers diverse opportunities for volunteer service by lawyers and paralegals, and assists with support such as Continuing Legal Education courses, written materials, mentors, and malpractice insurance. Programs include: Neighborhood Outreach Program; Nonprofit Legal Support Program, Community Economic Development Project, Wills on Wheels, Family Legal Assistance Project, Uncontested Divorce representation, and work in bankruptcy, consumer, employment and housing law.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Loudoun, Prince William
  • Area of law: Consumer, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Mentors, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • 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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