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.
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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 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
- 1st or 2nd year law students