Pro Bono Volunteers

Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP)

Research shows that 40% of low-income households will face at least one legal issue each year; yet, there is only one legal aid attorney for every 6,415 low-income individuals. We need the pro bono involvement of local attorneys in order to meet this great need.

Attorneys who do pro bono work through us are automatically enrolled in VLSP. Our VLSP attorneys receive an e-newsletter with care referral requests, continuing education (CLE) opportunities, and updates on special projects or initiatives.

Already a volunteer? Click the button below to sign into our VLSP portal.

VLSP Portal

 

Pro Bono Opportunities

Our volunteers help clients with a variety of legal issues. To see what areas you can get involved in as a pro bono attorney, click here.

 

Volunteer With Us

To join our team of volunteers, simply fill out an application.  A VLSP team member will then reach out to share additional information and answer any questions you may have.

To request a paper application, or to receive additional information on VLSP please contact our team at (330) 983-2671 or at vlsp@communitylegalaid.org.

 

Power of 1

It just takes one to make an impact... One case, one client, one story. Through VLSP's Power of 1 Campaign, you have the power to choose:

  • Accept 1 pro bono case
  • Mentor 1 new attorney on a case
  • Pay for the court costs for 1 case

To learn more about the Power of 1, contact our team at vlsp@communitylegalaid.org.

 

Benefits of Volunteering

In addition to the satisfaction of helping someone in need, our volunteers take advantage of a variety of benefits, including:

  • Malpractice coverage for your pro bono service
  • CLE credit for your pro bono service
  • Access to standard forms and pleadings
  • Staff support for administrative duties
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Professional development an networking, including our CLEs (listed on our Events page)

No one can better state the value and joy of being doing pro bono work like our volunteers themselves. Here is what some of them have to say: