The Volunteer Lawyers Project has opportunities for law students, paralegals and other legal professionals to help lawyers provide free legal assistance. By volunteering through VLP, you will gain practical legal skills, work alongside experienced lawyers, and improve your communication skills. VLP has a particular need for bilingual volunteers, especially in Spanish.
Non-lawyers cannot give legal advice, but they can help:
pre-screen applicants at legal clinics.
applicants complete paperwork at clinics.
assist a volunteer lawyer with a pro bono case.
provide support at a VLP office.
Benefits of Volunteering
There are personal and professional benefits to volunteering with VLP:
Hands-on training in family, consumer law, guardianship, and wills.
Mentoring opportunities by VLP staff and volunteer lawyers.
Develop good communication skills with lawyers and clients.
Build an impressive professional profile and skills.