Pro Bono Supports
We not only want to benefit the clients we serve. We hope to make a difference in the lives of the attorneys who choose to volunteer through our program. Therefore, we offer the following pro bono supports and professional development opportunities.
Free CLE Opportunities
Attend a Legal Aid sponsored CLE to support your professional development and obtain your reporting requirements. Classes cover topics in a variety of practice areas. See upcoming CLE classes here.
Ohio attorneys can also receive one credit hour of continuing legal education for every six hours of pro bono service (six hour maximum per compliance period. The VLSP tracks the time you spend on referred cases so you can obtain CLE credit.
Don't let the need for malpractice insurance stop you from getting involved. Referred matters are covered under our malpractice insurance.
Case Match System
The VLSP team sends out weekly V-Blast emails describing the cases that are available for placement. This allows you to select matters that pertain to your area of expertise and interest. When contacted through other means, we ensure referred matters meet your designated practice area.
Sample Pleadings and Forms
We provide sample pleadings and forms that can be used as models. Learn more...
When you participate in a VLSP referred matter, we are available to offer support throughout the duration of the case. This might include research assistance, mentoring, or working with unique client needs to ensure the best possible outcome. To the extent possible, we may be able to reimburse extraordinary litigation expenses with prior approval.
Assistance is also available through Ohio State's Pro Bono Research Group.
Recognition and Networking Events
We love to recognize the pro bono efforts of attorneys who volunteer. Participants are encouraged to attend celebration events throughout the year.