Volunteer Attorneys

The Volunteer Legal Services Program supports Community Legal Aid's mission by expanding the organization’s capacity for protecting the legal rights of working class and low-income people. Through partnerships with private attorneys, law firms, and corporate counsel offices, project staff support volunteer attorneys who provide legal services pro bono, or “for the public good.”


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.


Volunteer With Us

Complete an application and a VLSP team member will then reach out to share additional information and answer any questions you may have.

Attorney Application

To request a paper application, or to receive additional information on VLSP please contact our team at (877) 401-0088 or at vlspstaff@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 vlspstaff@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 and  networking, including our CLEs (listed on our Events page)



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