When do you need pro bono legal advice?

When do you need pro bono legal advice?

So, what is pro bono legal advice? “Pro bono” legal services may be provided free of charge when clients have no other access to legal advice or where their case raises a wider issue of public interest.

Where can I get free pro bono legal services?

The Lawyers in the Libraries program provides free pro bono legal services to members of the public at the Public Library of New London and Ferguson Library in Stamford in the areas of landlord/tenant, immigration law, family law, employment, consumer rights, and personal injury.

Where can I get a free legal opinion?

Pro bono programs help low-income people find volunteer lawyers who are willing to give free legal advice or, in more rare instances, to actually handle an entire case for free. Some of these probrams also offer a free legal hotline that you can call in order to ask an attorney for a quick legal opinion.

What do you need to know about Pro Bono Net?

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Watch our video celebrating our 15th anniversary celebration and learn more about how Pro Bono Net and our partners are bridging the justice gap.

Where can I find a good pro bono lawyer?

Use Super Lawyers to hire a local legal aid/pro bono lawyer to ensure your case is heard.

Do you have to report your pro bono work?

States have developed two different models of pro bono reporting systems: rules requiring attorneys to report their pro bono activity (mandatory pro bono reporting) and rules suggesting that attorneys volunteer such information (voluntary pro bono reporting). Nine states currently require attorneys to report their pro bono hours.

What does pro bono mean in legal aid?

“… professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.”.

Why does the State Bar of California offer pro bono services?

Why volunteer for pro bono The State Bar of California encourages attorneys to perform pro bono work in the course of their careers. Offering pro bono legal services is a way for new attorneys to gain experience, and for experienced attorneys to provide assistance to those who need it the most.