Access to Justice Pro Bono Program

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Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has operated an active Pro Bono Program since its inception in 1967. Since 2002, the Pro Bono Program has been run jointly with LSSP and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Charlotte, as well as participating in joint CLE activities. Now, the joint LSSP/LANC Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Program is one of the largest in the state. Your commitment to giving time and energy to help us serve more clients can change the lives of those in need.

Hear from local attorneys on why they do pro bono work.

 

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***NEW PRO BONO PROJECT STARTING THIS FALL***

Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners is kicking off the North Carolina Asylum Project: Litigating to Save Lives this fall to provide legal representation to the 150,000 Central Americans, mostly women and children, who have fled to the U.S. seeking asylum. Read more

There are pro bono opportunities for attorneys and others to volunteer in all of LSSP’s and LANC’s program areas.

To view our possible areas of assistance, see LSSP-LANC Programs. Apply now by clicking on the appropriate link below.

View the 2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


Pro Bono Attorney - Thank you for your interest in serving low-income clients in our community. We are always in need of pro bono attorneys who are dedicated to helping us serve more clients in legal crisis. Please fill out an interest form here.

Interpreter/Translator Volunteer – Thank you for your interest in serving low-income clients in our community. We currently have a great need for Spanish-language interpreter/translators to assist us with the crisis facing immigrant children in our community. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older, available during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm) and have transportation. We appreciate that you will be volunteering your time, and scheduling is flexible, depending upon your availability. Volunteers must demonstrate proof of bilingual language skills and be willing to participate in interpreter training, including training in legal terminology. Legal terminology/experience is preferred. Please contact Nadia Ramirez, Interpreting Department Project Manager at Choice Translating, Inc. at choicecares@choicetranslating.com.

-  Spanish-speaking volunteers are currently also needed for the Legal Aid of North Carolina Homelessness Prevention Project. Please read more about the volunteer position here.

Health Insurance Fellowship – The #GetCoveredMecklenburg Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals to get real-world, on-the-ground experience with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about the fellowship and apply here.

Maintenance Volunteer – Are you an experienced handyperson? We are in need of a volunteer who is willing to be called occasionally for minor repairs, changing fluorescent light bulbs, installing shelves, fixing leaky faucets, hanging white boards, repairing lifted carpet, etc. Requires an adult with knowledge and experience in simple building maintenance and repairs. Most work will be at the volunteer’s convenience and all supplies would be provided. Email to apply.

Law Student Volunteer – Thank you for your interest in serving low-income clients in our community. At this time, all of our Summer 2016 positions are filled. If you are interested in a future summer semester internship, please visit this page or contact your school’s internship coordinator.

Paralegal or Administrative Support Volunteer – Thank you for your interest in serving low-income clients in our community. All paralegal and administrative support volunteer positions are filled until further notice.

 


 

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Each year, we partner with other local legal aid nonprofits to host the Pro Bono Awards, honoring the pro bono attorneys who have generously given their time and expertise to local families in need. Learn more about our most recent event.