Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) offers several remote pro bono opportunities for Florida licensed attorneys residing outside of the state. BALS seeks volunteers in the following projects: Remote Telephone Intake Project, Pro Se Family Law Form Project, and Pro Se Domestic Violence Injunction Project. Volunteers with the Remote Telephone Intake Project provide advice to prescreened clients. The Pro Se Family Law Form Project allows volunteers to assist clients by filling out forms through a video conference or phone call. The Pro Se Domestic Violence Injunction Project allows volunteers to assist clients by filling out the Injunction for Protection forms remotely. For more information, contact Jena Hudson, Pro Bono Manager at [email protected].
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida offers Florida-licensed attorneys with the opportunity to volunteer remotely with their “Broward Lawyers Care” Pro Bono Telephone Advice and Counsel Hotline. Currently, the Advice and Counsel Hotline offers assistance to tenants with their housing-related legal problems. Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida holds the Advice and Counsel Hotline every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All attorney volunteers receive a reference manual, instructions, and client files before volunteering with the Hotline. Remote training is also available to any new volunteers. For more information, contact Chanel A. Winter, Pro Bono Coordinator at [email protected].
Community Legal Services of Mid-Land Florida, Inc.
Community Legal Services of Mid-Land Florida offers two opportunities for Florida-licensed attorneys located out of the state: Remote Legal Advice Clinic and Checklist Drafting Project. The Remote Legal Advice Clinic offers brief service and limited scope assistance to clients. Attorneys assist with forms completion for self-represented litigants in their Bankruptcy, Family Law, or Employment matters. The Checklist Drafting Project provides attorneys with the opportunity to provide pro bono assistance without working with clients by drafting easy to referencing checklists for use by pro bono attorneys at Legal Advice Clinics. CLSMF provides training, materials, and mentorship to their volunteer attorneys. For more information, contact Martha Pardo, Pro Bono Director at [email protected].
Florida Bar/Young Lawyers Division (YLD)
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division has started directing citizens to Florida’s ABA Free Legal Answers platform. SIGN UP HERE to volunteer to answer the questions of fellow citizens who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 on a pro bono basis. The Disaster Assistance Manual for Legal Services Advocates contains important legal issues that are implicated by COVID-19 and provides a great background on questions you may receive. For more information, contact Santo DiGangi at[email protected].
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Florida Rural Legal Services’ Courthouse Clinics have gone virtual. They are now seeking volunteers to provide counsel and advice, and pro se assistance remotely in a variety of practice areas. FRLS also anticipates an onslaught of cases once the moratoriums are lifted and are seeking attorneys to assist with the increased need. FRLS provides CLE trainings to any attorney who signs up to provide legal help. Areas of particular concern include family, foreclosures and eviction, consumer matters, bankruptcy, and public assistance. For more information, contact Carolyn Fabrizio, Director of Private Attorney Involvement at [email protected].
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Legal Services of Greater Miami offers four remote pro bono opportunities: Tenants’ Equal Justice Clinic, Consumer Equal Justice Clinic, Reemployment Assistance Clinic, and Nonprofits and COVID-19 Legal Assistance for Nonprofits and Small Businesses. The Remote COVID-19 Clinic offers legal assistance to nonprofits and small businesses, including but not limited to SBA Paycheck Protection Program eligibility and application assistance, loan closings related to the new SBA programs, and employment-specific questions related to the Families First and CARES Act Legislation. For more information, contact Jayme Cassidy, Pro Bono Advocacy Director at [email protected].
Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) offers two remote opportunities for Florida-licensed attorneys: Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and direct pro bono placement to assist clients with advanced directives. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic assists individuals with reducing or eliminating past tax debts. For more information, contact Donna MacRae, Deputy Director at [email protected].