Pro Bono Overview:
Pro Bono that matters. Pro Bono that’s manageable.
The involvement of pro bono attorneys at JALA continues to be a critical resource which significantly helps close the justice gap, helping to ensure that legal representation is available to all regardless of ability to pay.
JALA is committed to providing its volunteers with opportunities that will be rewarding and that will fit with professional and personal obligations. JALA offers pro bono that makes a difference to individuals and in the northeast Florida community and that is manageable in the context of our volunteers’ busy lives. Opportunities are available in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Nassau counties. Sign-up forms from attorneys outside of Duval County are forwarded to the pro bono lead attorneys outlying counties. JALA continues to develop Continuing Legal Education resources for its volunteers. These are listed on the CLE link on this website. Other supports for pro bono attorneys include: professional liability insurance coverage for JALA cases; pairing with an expert resource; meeting space, if needed; law student assistance; and access to online legal research.
There are two broad categories of volunteer opportunities: 1) Case Participation, which includes Case Representation and serving as an Expert Resource for pro bono attorneys, and 2) Project Participation which includes serving as an intake interviewer for Thursday evening intake, presenting the CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum to area high school seniors, conduction monthly informational clinics, brochure translation for JALA’s Fair Housing Unit, and other valuable efforts.New projects are in development and JALA is always interested in new program ideas. Please contact Kathy Para for details regarding the opportunities available and to suggest other possibilities. Ms. Para can be reached at (904) 356-8371 ext. 363 or via email at email@example.com.
Attorneys interested in assisting a low-income person with a specific matter are encouraged to click on the link on the left "Cases in Need of Placement with Pro Bono Attorneys." On this review web location, pro bono attorneys are able to request additional information prior to case acceptance.