Clinics & Projects

Fresh Start Debt Relief/Bankruptcy Clinics

Attorneys provide Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) to clients, meaning they are only involved in the case for that dayNot trained in LAR? Watch a training and read required materials.

How it Works

Volunteers at bankruptcy clinics have a few options of how to participate in bankruptcy clinics. Attorneys can:

  • Give a short presentation on bankruptcy and answer questions from client attendees
  • Meet with a client to determine what documents are needed to complete their file
  • Try to gather those documents online.  Some examples of the documents needed are credit reports, income or benefit information, asset information and tax returns.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • Limited assistance means you finish with your client on the same day. No drawn-out help with court proceedings or legal advice
  • Attorneys of all experience volunteer. Learn from a more experienced attorney if you would like more guidance on guardianship law and paperwork, or provide mentorship to a younger attorney if you have years of knowledge to share.
  • Want to meet other attorneys in your area of practice? Clinics are a great way to make connections with other legal professionals.
  • Gain practical experience. This clinic is a great introduction to bankruptcy practice for volunteers.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides primary malpractice insurance for all pro bono work.

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