Pro Bono Opportunities

Legal Services of North Dakota (LSND) provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income or elderly people. It is the mission of LSND to protect and enhance the civil legal rights of, and promote systemic change, for North Dakotans living in poverty.

How can you help?

There are several ways in which attorneys in private practice can help LSND’s program address the civil legal needs of low-income people in the state – needs which far exceed LSND’s capacity to meet them.

Current Opportunities

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Interested in Pro Bono Opportunities?

Individual attorneys can volunteer to work through one of four Legal Services offices across the state. The program will match your substantive interests with the types of cases they refer. Your name will then be placed in a rotating referral list. While the greatest need is for direct representation, especially in housing and family law cases, participation in other cases and in other roles is quite possible. You may choose to assist as co-counsel in a major case, or simply offer consultation or training in your area of expertise.



Law Internships Available
LSND summer interns will work side by side with LSND staff in an effort to provide, protect and enhance access to justice. LSND law student interns will be exposed to various areas of poverty law and gain invaluable experience. LSND summer interns will work side by side with LSND staff in an effort to provide, protect and enhance access to justice. LSND law student interns will be exposed to various areas of poverty law and gain experience through:
  • Interviewing clients seeking advice or assistance
  • Undertaking direct assistance and responsibilities to clients
  • Drafting petitions, motions and other court documents
  • Engaging in investigation and formal discovery
  • Counseling and advising clients
  • Researching case specific legal issues
  • Court appearances

Qualifications:

  • 1st or 2nd year law students

In Partnership With

American Bar Association Free Legal Answers

ABA Free Legal Answers is a website operated by the American Bar Association (ABA) and by an entity or entities in the state where the client lives. The purpose of the website is to increase access to advice and information about non-criminal legal matters for those who cannot afford it. There is no fee for the use of the system or for the advice and information provided by the attorney.