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.


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.


  • 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.

to sign up

For one or more clinic sessions

For more information

Contact Pro Bono Manager Emelia Andres