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Attorneys are needed to provide legal help to unrepresented petitioners with guardianship cases.
Attorneys provide Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) to clients, meaning they are only involved in the case for that day. Not trained in LAR? Watch a training and read required materials.
HOW IT WORKS
Clients come to the Court Service Center with their guardianship related need. The CSC send clients to us for screening. From there:
- A paralegal or law student screens interested clients for eligibility
- A VLP attorney matches the client with a volunteer attorney.
- The volunteer attorney:
- Provides advice and information
- Drafts document
We have forms, files, reference materials and other necessary items for volunteer attorneys.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
- Limited Assistance Representation means you start and finish with your client on the same day; no greater commitment with court proceedings or legal services needed.
- Mentorship: Our newer attorneys learn from more experienced attorneys, and more seasoned lawyers get the chance to mentor and guide.
- Networking: Meet fellow attorneys in your area of practice and get connected with other legal professionals.
The Volunteer Lawyers Project provides primary malpractice insurance for all pro bono work.
If you do not have experience in guardianship, you can attend one of VLP’s free trainings on Guardianship of Minors or Guardianship of Adults. Check our calendar for upcoming training dates.