Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Training:
CLE seminars are offered throughout the year in a range of subject areas based on our needs. These are generally available at no cost to lawyers who commit to taking a new pro bono case or volunteering with one of our Ask-A-Lawyer programs.
Experienced attorneys are available to provide support and mentoring on cases accepted through our program. All Children’s Attorneys Project volunteers are assigned a staff attorney mentor. Similarly, a panel of veteran family law practitioners is available to answer questions and provide guidance to volunteers new to family law practice.
Complimentary Children’s Attorneys Project support luncheons are held every other month at our office. These luncheons provide an informal opportunity for volunteers to ask questions and obtain feedback from our staff attorneys regarding their cases.
Family Law Lunch-n-Learn Series:
The basics of family law are taught through a series of lunch-n-learn trainings to support and encourage new and inexperienced attorneys to take family law pro bono cases.
Children’s Attorneys Project Lunch-n-Learn Series:
Monthly brown-bag seminars are offered on a range of topics of interest to Children’s Attorneys Project volunteers with open cases.
Pleadings and Forms Bank:
Sample pleadings and forms are available on a password-protected website to all volunteers with an open family law or child abuse/neglect case accepted through our program.
In each of our pro bono cases involving state court actions, our clients are eligible for waivers of filing fees. By filing a Statement of Legal Aid Representation, which we prepare and provide, clients approved for our services are entitled to defend their action without costs.
Litigation Support Services
If your pro bono case requires court reporters, court interpreters, private investigators, assessors, etc., we will work with you to attempt to secure the necessary services for free or at a discounted price.
Volunteer attorneys are covered by Legal Aid Center’s malpractice insurance. It serves as the primary insurer.